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Paint Rock, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Paint Rock 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 town such as Paint Rock to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Paint Rock to Scottsboro, 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 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,189 miles [11,569.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,065 miles [8,151.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Paint Rock ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Paint Rock.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

North Carolina

Madison County

Our profile page for Paint Rock, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Cocke County

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

Loudon County

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

Roane County

Our profile page for Paint Rock, Roane County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Northeast

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Concho County

Our profile page for Paint Rock, Concho County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Paint Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Paint Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paint Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6602, Longitude: -86.3307     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paint Rock 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 Paint Rock 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 313.454 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.19 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.852 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 Paint Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Paint Rock.



 
 
 

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