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Lucille, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Lucille to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,586 miles [10,599.1 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 7,294 miles [11,738.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lucille ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Lucille.

While the name Lucille is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Montana

Chouteau County

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

New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Lucille, Quay County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Quay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Wilkes County

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Lucille   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lucille. 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' distance starting in Lucille. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lucille) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lucille. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0885, Longitude: -87.1475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lucille 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 Lucille 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 313.856 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.436 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.525 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 Lucille, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lucille.



 
 
 

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