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Flatwoods, Alabama
(Lowndes 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 & 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 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:

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Flatwoods to Hayneville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 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 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,189 miles [8,350.9 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

Colbert County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North Northwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the 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 397 miles [638.9 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the North Northeast

Greenup County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the West

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Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 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 549 miles [883.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the North Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North Northwest

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 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North 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 408 miles [656.6 km] to the North Northeast

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West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Braxton County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Flatwoods, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Flatwoods. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 31.9788, Longitude: -86.4308     [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 313.352 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.70 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.47 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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