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Flatwood, Alabama
(Walker County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Flatwood 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 Flatwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Flatwood to:

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Flatwood to Jasper, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,560 miles [10,557.3 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Flatwood ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Flatwood.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Flatwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States - with 13 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

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South Southwest

Marengo County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Marengo County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Kentucky

Adair County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the North Northeast

Garrard County

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

Mississippi

Noxubee County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Shannon County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Shannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Tipton County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the Northwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Van Zandt County

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

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Virginia

Wythe County

Our profile page for Flatwood, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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' distance from Flatwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flatwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9451, Longitude: -87.5033     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flatwood 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 Flatwood 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 314.127 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.868 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.491 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 Flatwood.



 
 
 

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