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Sugar Creek, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sugar Creek 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 Sugar 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 Sugar Creek to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Sugar Creek to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 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 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,112 miles [8,227 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sugar Creek ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Sugar Creek.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Sugar Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States - with 21 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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the East

Fannin County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East

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Illinois

Jackson County

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

Wabash County

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

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Indiana

Lake County

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Lee County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Lee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Gallatin County

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

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the Northwest

Stoddard County

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

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the North Northeast

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Trumbull County
This community is historic.
Although located in Trumbull County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North Northeast

Johnson County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 that stretches from Sugar Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sugar Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9390, Longitude: -86.6800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sugar Creek 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 Sugar 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 313.628 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.289 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.157 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 Sugar Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sugar Creek.



 
 
 

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