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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bryan to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 662 miles [1,065.4 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 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bryan ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Bryan.

While the name Bryan is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Scott County

Our profile page for Bryan, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Marshall County

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

Kentucky

Russell County

Our profile page for Bryan, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northeast

Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Bryan, Bienville Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Mackinac County

Our profile page for Bryan, Mackinac County
This community is historic.
Although located in Mackinac County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Bryan, Grant County
This community is historic.
Although located in Grant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Bryan, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Williams County

Our profile page for Bryan, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Osage County

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

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Bryan, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

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

Greene County

Our profile page for Bryan, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Bryan, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the West Southwest

Wise County

Our profile page for Bryan, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Marion County

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

Mason County

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

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Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Bryan, Sweetwater County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,346 miles [2,166.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bryan ...

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.

Flat Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Bryan   [Map]
Flat Top   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glover Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Graysville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hull   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Littleton   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Littleton Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Media   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Petes Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Star   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Reeds Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Robbins Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Snowtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Vulcan   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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 Bryan. 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.

Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Bryan
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Bryan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<9>
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Bryan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Bryan
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Bryan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Bryan
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Bryan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Bryan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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About Walker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 starting in Bryan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bryan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bryan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6996, Longitude: -87.0478     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bryan 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 Bryan 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 313.836 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.497 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.357 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Bryan 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 Bryan, 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: findagrave.com.

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