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Pope, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Pope to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,061 miles [8,144.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pope ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Pope.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Pope. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 13 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

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Pope, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 33 miles [53.1 km] to the North Northwest

Marengo County

Our profile page for Pope, Marengo County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Imperial County

Our profile page for Pope, Imperial County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the West

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Pope, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,994 miles [3,209 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Bibb County

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

Kansas

Leavenworth County

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

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Kentucky

Allen County

Our profile page for Pope, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Pope   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,346 miles [2,166.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for Pope, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the West

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New Mexico

Socorro County

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

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New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Pope, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Perry County

Our profile page for Pope, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Cherokee County

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

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Virginia

Southampton County

Our profile page for Pope, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0587, Longitude: -85.6366     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pope 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 Pope 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 313.007 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.59 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.709 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 Pope, 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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