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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cypress 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 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 to:

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cypress to Greensboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,615 miles [10,645.8 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 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cypress ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Cypress.

While the name Cypress is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

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

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Cypress, Poinsett County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Northwest

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Cypress, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km] to the West

Delaware

Sussex County

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

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Florida

Broward County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Cypress, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Cypress, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Knox County

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

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Cypress, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North

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Kansas

Lincoln County

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

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Kentucky

Hickman County

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

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Cypress, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the West Southwest

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Cypress, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Tate County

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

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Missouri

Daviess County

Our profile page for Cypress, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Cypress, Scott County
Although located in Scott County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Hill County

Our profile page for Cypress, Hill County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Darlington County

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

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Tennessee

Crockett County

Our profile page for Cypress, Crockett County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the North Northwest

McNairy County

Our profile page for Cypress, McNairy County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Cypress, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the West

Harris County

Our profile page for Cypress, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Skagit County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cypress. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9479, Longitude: -87.6670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cypress 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 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 314.159 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.767 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.761 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cypress, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cypress.



 
 
 

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