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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Springbrook 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 Springbrook 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 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 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 Springbrook ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Springbrook.

While the name Springbrook is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Springbrook   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East Northeast

Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the North Northwest

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Erie County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Springbrook
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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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the Northwest

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springbrook   [Map]
Distance: About 1,560 miles [2,510.6 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Springbrook   [Map]
Distance: About 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Washburn County

Our profile page for Springbrook, Washburn County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springbrook. 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 starting from Springbrook. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springbrook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springbrook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1785, Longitude: -87.5303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springbrook 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 Springbrook 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 314.093 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.722 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.66 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 Springbrook.



 
 
 

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