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Shoal Creek, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Shoal Creek to Columbiana, 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 77 miles [123.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shoal Creek ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Shoal Creek.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Shoal Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 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

Arkansas

Logan County

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

Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Shoal Creek, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the East

Hart County

Our profile page for Shoal Creek, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Shoal Creek, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the East

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Missouri

Barry County

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

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North Carolina

Jackson County

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Shoal Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shoal Creek) 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 Shoal Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shoal Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shoal Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4323, Longitude: -86.6221     [Map].

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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 Shoal Creek 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 313.563 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.144 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.243 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 Shoal Creek.



 
 
 

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