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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the West Southwest (WSW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Arrowhead to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 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 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arrowhead ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Arrowhead.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Arrowhead. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Arrowhead   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,046 miles [3,292.7 km] to the Northwest

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,794 miles [2,887.2 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Larimer County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the North

DuPage County

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

McDonough County

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

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Miller County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the West Northwest

Lyon County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Lyon County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nye County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Nye County
This community is historic.
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Northeast

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Arrowhead, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

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

Pierce County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Arrowhead ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cooks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Arrowhead   [Map]
Executive Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Foxchase   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Foxwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Foxwood Trace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Freeport   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Halcyon   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Johnstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Landmarks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Merry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosemary   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunshine Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Timbers   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Young Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Arrowhead. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Arrowhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<9>
 
George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Arrowhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Arrowhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Arrowhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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The Communities of Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arrowhead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arrowhead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3779, Longitude: -86.1508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arrowhead 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 Arrowhead 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.215 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.597 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.28 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 Arrowhead, 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Arrowhead could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arrowhead.



 
 
 

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