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Brooksville, Alabama
(Morgan County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brooksville to Decatur, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 622 miles [1,001 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,219 miles [11,617.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brooksville ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Brooksville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Brooksville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States - with 10 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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Hernando County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the South Southeast


Randolph County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Southeast


Bracken County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the North Northeast


Hancock County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the Northeast

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Noxubee County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Noxubee County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the Southwest

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Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the West

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Horry County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the East

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Coffee County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Coffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Addison County

Our profile page for Brooksville, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooksville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5009, Longitude: -86.8550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooksville 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 Brooksville 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 313.765 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.526 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.104 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 Brooksville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brooksville.