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Zulu, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Zulu to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Zulu ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Zulu.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Warren County

Our profile page for Zulu, Warren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Allen County

Our profile page for Zulu, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the North


Rice County

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


Hansford County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zulu. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9348, Longitude: -87.1461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zulu 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 Zulu 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 313.845 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.402 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.556 degrees.

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<7>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 Zulu.


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