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Flat Top, Alabama
(Bibb County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Flat Top to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 Top 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 Top to:

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Flat Top to Centreville, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,583 miles [10,594.3 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 7,291 miles [11,733.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,167 miles [8,315.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Flat Top ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Flat Top.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Flat Top. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 9 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Washington County

Our profile page for Flat Top, Washington County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Hancock County

Our profile page for Flat Top, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the Southwest

North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Flat Top, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Flat Top, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Stonewall County

Our profile page for Flat Top, Stonewall County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the West

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Virginia

Dickenson County

Our profile page for Flat Top, Dickenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Northeast

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Flat Top, Tazewell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Tazewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Flat Top, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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 starting from Flat Top. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Flat Top) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Top. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1237, Longitude: -87.0992     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Top 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 Top 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 313.829 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.41 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.498 degrees.

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<7>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 Top, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Top.



 
 
 

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