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Flatwoods, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Flatwoods to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Flatwoods ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Flatwoods.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Flatwoods. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States - with 22 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

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the South Southeast

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Shasta County

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

Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Northeast

Greenup County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Logan County

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

Meigs County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 52 miles [83.7 km] to the North Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the North

Wayne County

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

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Texas

Eastland County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Eastland County
Although located in Eastland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the East Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East Northeast

Scott County

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

Wise County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Braxton County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatwoods. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6168, Longitude: -87.7361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flatwoods 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 Flatwoods 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 314.311 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.172 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.445 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 Flatwoods, 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 Flatwoods.



 
 
 

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