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Peacock, Alabama
(Crenshaw County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Peacock once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Peacock to:

  • Luverne [Map], which is the Seat of Crenshaw County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Peacock to Luverne, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,317 miles [11,775.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,196 miles [8,362.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Peacock ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Peacock.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Peacock. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Cherokee County

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


Lake County

Our profile page for Peacock, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the North


Stonewall County

Our profile page for Peacock, Stonewall County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the West Northwest


Fairfax County

Our profile page for Peacock, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Peacock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Peacock. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peacock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peacock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5974, Longitude: -86.2125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peacock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Peacock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.196 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.467 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.463 degrees.

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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 Peacock.


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