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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Burrows Crossroads to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 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 6,547 miles [10,536.4 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burrows Crossroads ...

While the name Burrows Crossroads is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Burrows Crossroads, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burrows Crossroads. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Burrows Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burrows Crossroads) 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 Burrows Crossroads. 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 Burrows Crossroads

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burrows Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9129, Longitude: -87.1598     [Map].

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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 Burrows Crossroads 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 313.916 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.619 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.357 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burrows Crossroads.