RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Brooksdale, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

The location of Brooksdale

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Brooksdale
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Brooksdale to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 7,308 miles [11,761.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,184 miles [8,342.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brooksdale ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Brooksdale.

While the name Brooksdale is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

North Carolina

Person County

Our profile page for Brooksdale, Person County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Northeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Brooksdale   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the North Northeast

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Brooksdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brooksdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooksdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1818, Longitude: -87.5450     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooksdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Brooksdale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.102 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.733 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.665 degrees.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooksdale.