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Brent, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Brent to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full 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 699 miles [1,124.9 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 7,302 miles [11,751.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brent ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Brent.

While the name Brent is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Escambia County

Our profile page for Brent, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South


Monroe County

Our profile page for Brent, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the East


Campbell County

Our profile page for Brent, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the North Northeast


Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Brent, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the West

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Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Brent, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Brent, Sequoyah County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the West Northwest

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Our profile page for Brent   [Map]
Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Brent, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Sumter County

Our profile page for Brent, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Brent. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brent) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brent. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brent. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9420, Longitude: -87.1752     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brent 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 Brent 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 313.862 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.423 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.566 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brent.