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Browntown, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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The location of Browntown

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Browntown to Scottsboro, 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 156 miles [251.1 km] to the South (S). 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 569 miles [915.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 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 7,170 miles [11,539 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,046 miles [8,120.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Browntown ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Browntown.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Browntown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Autauga County

Our profile page for Browntown, Autauga County   [Map]

Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Walker County

Our profile page for Browntown, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Southwest.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Browntown, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the South.


Brantley County

Our profile page for Browntown, Brantley County   [Map]

Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the Southeast.

Glynn County

Our profile page for Browntown, Glynn County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Glynn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Browntown, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Browntown, Steuben County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast.


Brown County

Our profile page for Browntown, Brown County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Brown County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Meigs County

Our profile page for Browntown, Meigs County   [Map]

Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North Northeast.


Josephine County

Our profile page for Browntown, Josephine County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the West Northwest.


Bradford County

Our profile page for Browntown, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Northeast.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Browntown, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Northeast.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Browntown, Northampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Browntown, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Northeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Browntown, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Northeast.


Cumberland County

Our profile page for Browntown, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Browntown, Wayne County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the West Northwest.


Albemarle County

Our profile page for Browntown, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Amherst County

Our profile page for Browntown, Amherst County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast.

Campbell County

Our profile page for Browntown, Campbell County   [Map]

Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Browntown, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the Northeast.


Green County

Our profile page for Browntown, Green County   [Map]

Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Browntown ...

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.

Blake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Browntown   [Map]

Central   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Elliott Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Ferncliff (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Georgetown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gray (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

High Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Hodge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Index (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

New Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Pope   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rainsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Snake Creek (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Stamp   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Sublett Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Browntown. 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.

Katherine Stinson

Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at an age of 86. She was buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico) [Map].

Fort Payne [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Browntown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browntown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6029, Longitude: -85.8305     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browntown 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 Browntown 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 313.149 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.83 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.661 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Browntown could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Browntown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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:

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