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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunrise to Talladega, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunrise ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sunrise.

While the name Sunrise is unique within Alabama, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Sunrise   [Map]
Distance: About 3,354 miles [5,397.7 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Sunrise, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the South Southeast

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Sarasota County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Sunrise, La Salle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in La Salle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Sunrise, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Southwest

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Sunrise, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Chisago County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Chisago County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the Southwest

Leake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West Northwest

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Merrick County

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

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North Carolina

Wayne County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sunrise   [Map]
Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Okfuskee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okfuskee County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the West Northwest

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Grainger County

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

Hickman County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North Northwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the North Northeast

Macon County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the North

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Texas

El Paso County

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

Falls County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the West

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the West Southwest

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Sunrise, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,500 miles [2,414 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Sunrise. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunrise) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1648, Longitude: -86.2325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise 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 Sunrise 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 313.314 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.82 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.145 degrees.

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<7>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 Sunrise, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Sunrise.



 
 
 

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