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Overlook, Alabama
(Autauga County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Prattville [Map], which is the Seat of Autauga County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Overlook to Montgomery, 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 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 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 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Overlook ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Overlook.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Overlook. 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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Overlook, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North Northeast

Mobile County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 DelawareMarylandNorth CarolinaWashington
 FloridaNew JerseyOhio 

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Overlook, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the West

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Overlook, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

New Castle County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Overlook, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Overlook, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East Northeast

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Overlook, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

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Kentucky

Lyon County

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

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Overlook, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Overlook, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Overlook, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Union County

Our profile page for Overlook, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Sandoval County

Our profile page for Overlook, Sandoval County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Dutchess County

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

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Overlook, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Overlook, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Montgomery County

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

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

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

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Overlook, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

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

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Overlook, Kitsap County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kitsap 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 Overlook. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overlook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4471, Longitude: -86.4300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Overlook 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 Overlook 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 313.384 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.802 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.374 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 Overlook.



 
 
 

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