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Tabernacle, Alabama
(Coffee County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tabernacle to Elba, 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 66 miles [106.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 715 miles [1,150.7 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 6,610 miles [10,637.8 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 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tabernacle ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Tabernacle.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Tabernacle. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States - with 16 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Tabernacle, we know of 1 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northeast

Bibb County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the North Northwest

Houston County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Haralson County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Haralson County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East Northeast


Todd County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

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Attala County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

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

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South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Chesterfield County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the East Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Haywood County

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

Tipton County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the Northwest

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Mathews County

Our profile page for Tabernacle, Mathews County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>

Saint Kitts and Nevis   [Map]

Distance: About 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tabernacle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4513, Longitude: -85.8713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tabernacle 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 Tabernacle 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 312.986 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.204 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.364 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 Tabernacle, 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 Tabernacle.


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