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Flat Creek, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Flat 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 Flat 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 Flat Creek to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Flat Creek to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 101 miles [162.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, 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 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Flat Creek ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Flat Creek.

While the name Flat Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Flat Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Fayette County

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

Hall County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the East Northeast

Idaho

Benewah County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Benewah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,791 miles [2,882.3 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Bath County

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

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the Northeast

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Schoharie County   [Map]
Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

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Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

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

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the North Northeast

Overton County

Our profile page for Flat Creek, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flat Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6443, Longitude: -87.0925     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat 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 Flat 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 313.859 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.516 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.387 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 Flat Creek.



 
 
 

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