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Eagle Creek, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Eagle Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Eagle 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 Eagle Creek to:

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Eagle Creek to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eagle Creek ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Eagle Creek.

While the name Eagle Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arizona

Greenlee County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Eagle Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 2,182 miles [3,511.6 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the South Southeast

Kansas

Coffey County

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

Lyon County

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

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Montana

Daniels County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Daniels County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Daniels County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,116 miles [3,405.4 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the North Northwest

Overton County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Overton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North

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Wilson County

Our profile page for Eagle Creek, Wilson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Wilson 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Eagle Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eagle Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9401, Longitude: -85.7505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eagle 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 Eagle 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 313.015 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.443 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.005 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 Eagle Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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