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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bromley to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 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 7,430 miles [11,957.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,309 miles [8,544 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bromley ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Bromley.

While the name Bromley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Iowa

Marshall County

Our profile page for Bromley, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Kenton County

Our profile page for Bromley, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northeast

Owen County

Our profile page for Bromley, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northeast

New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Bromley, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Bromley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,180 miles [1,899 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bromley ...

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.

Buzbee Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Bromley   [Map]
Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Holly Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hurricane   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Live Oak Landing   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lower Hall Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Military Bridge Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Park City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Spanish Fort   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Steam Mill Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Steelwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Whitehouse Forks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Bromley. 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.

Thomas Cooper De Leon
  Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at an age of 74. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Bromley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<7>
 
John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Monday June 19, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 0. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Bromley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
 
Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Bromley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
 
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Bromley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
 
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Bromley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.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 from Bromley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bromley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bromley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bromley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bromley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7388, Longitude: -87.8675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bromley 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 Bromley 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 314.094 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.39 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.251 degrees.

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<7>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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