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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sunset to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Sunset once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sunset to:

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Sunset to Scottsboro, with an average speed<3> 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 568 miles [914.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,166 miles [11,532.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,042 miles [8,114.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sunset ...

We have found 51 communities that share the name Sunset.

While the name Sunset is unique within Alabama, we know of another 51 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IdahoMissouriSouth Carolina 

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Sunset, Graham County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the West

Navajo County

Our profile page for Sunset, Navajo County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km] to the West

Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Sunset, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the West

Washington County

Our profile page for Sunset, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the West

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunset   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the Northwest

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California

Humboldt County

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

San Francisco County

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

Sutter County

Our profile page for Sunset, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,969 miles [3,168.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Sunset, Boulder County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the West Northwest

Pueblo County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunset, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the South Southeast

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Sunset, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Colquitt County

Our profile page for Sunset, Colquitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Sunset, Shoshone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,758 miles [2,829.2 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Kane County

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

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Kansas

Morton County

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

Republic County

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

Seward County

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

Sumner County

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

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Kentucky

Fleming County

Our profile page for Sunset, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Sunset, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunset, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunset, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Sunset, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Southwest

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Sunset, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Polk County

Our profile page for Sunset, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Deer Lodge County

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

Missoula County

Our profile page for Sunset, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

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

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sunset, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the West

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New York

Kings County

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

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Sunset, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the West

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Sunset, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,764 miles [2,838.9 km] to the West Northwest

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Sunset, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

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

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Sunset, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

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

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Sunset, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East Northeast

Grainger County

Our profile page for Sunset, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East Northeast

Pickett County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Knox County

Our profile page for Sunset, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the West

Lubbock County

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

Montague County

Our profile page for Sunset, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the West

Starr County

Our profile page for Sunset, Starr County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunset, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,468 miles [2,362.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Sunset, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the Northwest

Walla Walla County

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

Whitman County

Our profile page for Sunset, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,822 miles [2,932.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pocahontas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Sunset, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sunset, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Sunset. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunset) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9331, Longitude: -86.0772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Sunset to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.313 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.065 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.685 degrees.

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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 Sunset.



 
 
 

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