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The location of Center Point









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Center Point 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 city such as Center Point to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Center Point to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> 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 90 miles [144.8 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 most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,540 miles [10,525.1 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Center Point ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Center Point.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Center Point. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States - with 42 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

Clarke County

Our profile page for Center Point, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Center Point, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the South Southeast.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Center Point, Clark County

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

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

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Center Point, Faulkner County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Howard County

Our profile page for Center Point, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West.

Polk County

Our profile page for Center Point, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the West.

Prairie County

Our profile page for Center Point, Prairie County

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

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

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Center Point, Carroll County

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

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

Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Center Point, Clay County   [Map]

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

Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Center Point, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Kentucky

Monroe County

Our profile page for Center Point, Monroe County

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

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

Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Center Point, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the West Southwest.

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Center Point, Attala County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Center Point, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Center Point, Noxubee County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Center Point, Tallahatchie County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West.

Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Center Point, Atchison County

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

Linn County

Our profile page for Center Point, Linn County

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

Newton County

Our profile page for Center Point, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the West Northwest.

New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Center Point, Roosevelt County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Latimer County

Our profile page for Center Point, Latimer County   [Map]

Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Center Point, Montgomery County

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

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

South Dakota

Turner County

Our profile page for Center Point, Turner County

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

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

Tennessee

Chester County

Our profile page for Center Point, Chester County

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

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

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Center Point, Hardeman County   [Map]

Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the Northwest.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Center Point, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Sequatchie County

Our profile page for Center Point, Sequatchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Center Point, Shelby County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Northwest.

Stewart County

Our profile page for Center Point, Stewart County

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

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

White County

Our profile page for Center Point, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Texas

Camp County

Our profile page for Center Point, Camp County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the West.

Ellis County

Our profile page for Center Point, Ellis County

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

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

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Center Point, Hopkins County

This community is historic.

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

Howard County

Our profile page for Center Point, Howard County

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

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

Hunt County

Our profile page for Center Point, Hunt County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West.

Kerr County

Our profile page for Center Point, Kerr County   [Map]

Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the West Southwest.

Panola County

Our profile page for Center Point, Panola County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the West.

Parker County

Our profile page for Center Point, Parker County   [Map]

Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West.

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Center Point, Tarrant County   [Map]

Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the West.

Trinity County

Our profile page for Center Point, Trinity County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Center Point, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the West.

West Virginia

Doddridge County

Our profile page for Center Point, Doddridge County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Center Point ...

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.

Airport Highlands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Center Point   [Map]

Arrowhead   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Chalkville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Clay   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dale (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Danville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Eagle Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Echo Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Kingsway Terrace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Larkwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Liberty Highlands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Queenstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rock Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Roper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rose Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Spring Garden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sun Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Trotwood Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Zion City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Center Point. 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 Anderson

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<9>

Inez McConico Andrews

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at an age of 83. She was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews

Mary Badham

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

Birmingham [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Frances Westerman Bergen

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen

Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 30, 1917 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter

William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Center Point

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Sidney Louis Gunter, Jr.

Musician, songwriter. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday February 27, 1925 and died on Friday March 15, 2013 at an age of 88. He was buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sidney Louis Gunter, Jr.

Gilbert Roland 'Gil' Hill

Actor, police officer. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Monday February 29, 2016 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 84. He was buried at Trinity Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Center Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gilbert Roland 'Gil' Hill

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Center Point. 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 Center Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6458, Longitude: -86.6838     [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 Center Point 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 313.613 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.232 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.222 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 Center Point 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 Center Point, 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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