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Bells Crossroads, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Bells Crossroads 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 over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 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 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,152 miles [8,291.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bells Crossroads ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Bells Crossroads.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Bells Crossroads. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 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

North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Northeast

Pender County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Pender County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the Northeast

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Louisa County

Our profile page for Bells Crossroads, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bells Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8954, Longitude: -85.5236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bells Crossroads 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 Bells Crossroads 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 312.816 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.068 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.142 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bells Crossroads.