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Tompkinsville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tompkinsville to Butler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 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 7,372 miles [11,864.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tompkinsville ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Tompkinsville.

While the name Tompkinsville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Monroe County

Our profile page for Tompkinsville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northeast

Maryland

Charles County

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

Missouri

Monroe County

Our profile page for Tompkinsville, Monroe County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York

Richmond County

Our profile page for Tompkinsville, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County

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Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Tompkinsville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tompkinsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tompkinsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2032, Longitude: -88.0203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tompkinsville 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 Tompkinsville 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 314.314 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.845 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.045 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 Tompkinsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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