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Cartwright, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Cartwright to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cartwright ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Cartwright.

While the name Cartwright is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Maricopa County

Our profile page for Cartwright, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the West


Clinton County

Our profile page for Cartwright, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the Northeast


Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Cartwright, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the West Southwest


Our profile page for Cartwright   [Map]
Distance: About 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Cartwright   [Map]
Distance: About 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the Northeast

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McKenzie County

Our profile page for Cartwright, McKenzie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km] to the Northwest

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Bryan County

Our profile page for Cartwright, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the West

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Elk County

Our profile page for Cartwright, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

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Sequatchie County

Our profile page for Cartwright, Sequatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 95 miles [152.9 km] to the East Northeast

Smith County

Our profile page for Cartwright, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Kaufman County

Our profile page for Cartwright, Kaufman County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the West Southwest

Wood County

Our profile page for Cartwright, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Chippewa County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cartwright. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8723, Longitude: -87.0647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cartwright 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 Cartwright 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 313.913 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.748 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.108 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 Cartwright.