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Twin Creeks, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Twin Creeks to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,540 miles [10,525.1 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 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twin Creeks ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Twin Creeks.

While the name Twin Creeks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

British Columbia

Our profile page for Twin Creeks   [Map]
Distance: About 2,265 miles [3,645.2 km] to the Northwest

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Twin Creeks, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Twin Creeks, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Northeast

Montana

Missoula County

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Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Creeks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5576, Longitude: -85.4597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Creeks 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 Twin Creeks 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 312.821 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.166 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.976 degrees.

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