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Six Points, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Six Points to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Six Points to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Six Points to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,525 miles [10,501 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 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Six Points ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Six Points.

While the name Six Points is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Clay County

Our profile page for Six Points, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the North

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Six Points, Hendricks County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the North

New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Six Points, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the East Northeast

North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Six Points, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East

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Wood County

Our profile page for Six Points, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the North Northeast

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

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Butler County

Our profile page for Six Points, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Six Points, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Nueces County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Six Points. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8176, Longitude: -87.6806     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Six Points 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 Six Points 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 314.288 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.173 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.378 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 Six Points.


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