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Brookview, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Brookview 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 5 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 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookview ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Brookview.

While the name Brookview is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

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New Castle County

Our profile page for Brookview, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast


Duval County

Our profile page for Brookview, Duval County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Duval County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Chatham County

Our profile page for Brookview, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East Southeast


Peoria County

Our profile page for Brookview, Peoria County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Peoria County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Dorchester County

Our profile page for Brookview, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Middlesex County

Our profile page for Brookview, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Brookview, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the Northeast

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Brookview, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the Northeast

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Butler County

Our profile page for Brookview, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Berks County

Our profile page for Brookview, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4057, Longitude: -86.7739     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookview 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 Brookview 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 313.652 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.244 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.309 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brookview.