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Flat Rock, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Flat Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock to:

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Flat Rock to Moulton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,531 miles [10,510.6 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Flat Rock ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Flat Rock.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Flat Rock. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 41 communities in the United States and Canada - with 43 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Clay County

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

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Conecuh County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the South

Jackson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the East


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Johnson County

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

Connecticut

Windham County

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

Georgia

Greene County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East Southeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the Southeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Fremont County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North

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Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Kentucky

Butler County

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

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North

McCreary County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, McCreary County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the Northeast

Menifee County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Menifee County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Northeast

Pulaski County

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

Rockcastle County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Rockcastle County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Northeast

Simpson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Michigan

Alcona County

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

Delta County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the North

Wayne County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Franklin County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Southwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Flat Rock   [Map]
Distance: About 2,001 miles [3,220.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East

Stokes County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the East Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East Northeast

Vance County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Vance County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Belmont County
This community is historic.
Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Paulding County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Paulding County
This community is historic.
Although located in Paulding County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Seneca County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Kershaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Davidson County

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

Lewis County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Lewis County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the North

Morgan County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Northeast

Smith County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the North Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Upton County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Upton County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the West

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Virginia

Powhatan County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Powhatan County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the East Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5368, Longitude: -87.4853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock 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 Rock 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 314.152 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.978 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.357 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 Flat Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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