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Tucker, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Tucker 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 Tucker 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 Tucker once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tucker to:

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Tucker to Fort Payne, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,469 miles [10,410.8 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 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,054 miles [8,133.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Tucker ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Tucker.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Tucker. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States and Canada - with 20 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Tucker, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Tucker, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the West


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Tucker, Gila County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km] to the West

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Tucker, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the West

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Tucker, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Kankakee County

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

Ogle County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Tucker   [Map]
Distance: About 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Iosco County

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

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Mississippi

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Tucker, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Tucker, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Ravalli County

Our profile page for Tucker, Ravalli County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,698 miles [2,732.7 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Tucker, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the West

Woodward County

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

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Tucker, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,107 miles [3,390.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Tucker, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Tucker, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Buckingham County

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

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Washington

Cowlitz County

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

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West Virginia

Wirt County

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

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The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tucker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3084, Longitude: -85.7186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tucker 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 Tucker 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 313.068 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.695 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.684 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 Tucker.



 
 
 

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