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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from South Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 7,308 miles [11,761.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,184 miles [8,342.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Park ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name South Park.

While the name South Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Los Angeles County

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

Riverside County

Our profile page for South Park, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the West

San Diego County

Our profile page for South Park, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the West

Sonoma County

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

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Kane County

Our profile page for South Park, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the North

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for South Park, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North

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Kansas

Johnson County

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

Wyandotte County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for South Park, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

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

Rapides Parish

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

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for South Park, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Dakota County

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

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for South Park, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Erie County

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

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

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

Montgomery County

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

Wyandot County

Our profile page for South Park, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for South Park, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

Florence County

Our profile page for South Park, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East

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Texas

Harris County

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for South Park, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for South Park, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for South Park, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast

Monongalia County

Our profile page for South Park, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Teton County

Our profile page for South Park, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the Northwest

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1804, Longitude: -87.5395     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Park 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 South Park 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 314.098 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.729 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.663 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 South Park.



 
 
 

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