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Bucktown, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bucktown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bucktown to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Bucktown once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Bucktown to:

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Bucktown to Centreville, with an average speed<3> 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 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,292 miles [11,735.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Bucktown ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Bucktown.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Solano County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km] to the West Northwest


Carroll County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the East Northeast


Vermilion County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Vermilion County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North


Sullivan County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North

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Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Bucktown, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Southwest

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Dorchester County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Hamilton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Chester County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Northeast

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Hardin County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the North Northwest

Loudon County

Our profile page for Bucktown, Loudon County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bucktown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Bucktown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bucktown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bucktown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bucktown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bucktown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1107, Longitude: -87.1111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bucktown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Bucktown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.836 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.415 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.506 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bucktown.