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Pumpkin Center, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 148 miles [238.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Pumpkin Center to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 566 miles [910.9 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 6,459 miles [10,394.8 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 7,168 miles [11,535.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,045 miles [8,119.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pumpkin Center ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Pumpkin Center.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Pumpkin Center. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States - with 29 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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 82 miles [132 km] to the West

Walker County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the West

Gila County

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

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the West Northwest

Lassen County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Lassen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Lake County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Columbia County

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

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Indiana

Orange County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North

Washington County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the West

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Missouri

Dallas County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West Northwest

Nodaway County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Nodaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East Northeast

Onslow County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Comanche County

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

Creek County

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

Muskogee County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Muskogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the West Northwest

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the West Northwest

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Minnehaha County   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the Northeast

Bradley County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the Northeast

Monroe County

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

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Virginia

Bland County

Our profile page for Pumpkin Center, Bland County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northeast

Russell County

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Pumpkin Center. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pumpkin Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pumpkin Center. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4354, Longitude: -85.6352     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pumpkin Center 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 Pumpkin Center 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 313.024 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.662 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.621 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 Pumpkin Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pumpkin Center.



 
 
 

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