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Cypress Creek, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cypress Creek.

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How Far From Cypress Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cypress Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Cypress Creek to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Cypress Creek to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cypress Creek ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Cypress Creek.

While the name Cypress Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Johnson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Evangeline Parish

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Evangeline Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Southwest

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Bladen County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bladen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Columbus County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East

Duplin County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Henry County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Henry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Kerr County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Kerr County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Cypress Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cypress Creek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cypress Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cypress Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cypress Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8123, Longitude: -87.7306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cypress Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Cypress Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.318 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.208 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.40 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cypress Creek.



 
 
 

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