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The location of Chunchula









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Chunchula to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,735 miles [10,838.9 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 7,437 miles [11,968.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,316 miles [8,555.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chunchula ...

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.

Celeste   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Chunchula   [Map]

Georgetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gulfcrest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hatters   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Indian Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Indian Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Little Pines   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Saraland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spanish Trace   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Stage Coach Woods   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Williams Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [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 Chunchula. 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.

Jean Byron     (Born as Imogene Audette Burkhart)

Actress. She was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday December 10, 1925 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Friday February 3, 2006 at an age of 80. She was buried at Mobile Memorial Gardens (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Byron<7>

Thomas Cooper De Leon

Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at an age of 74. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon

John Lewis Dodge, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 27. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.

Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison

Actor. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday May 14, 1925 and died in Semmes (Alabama) on Monday November 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Mobile Memorial Gardens (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Semmes [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison

Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath

Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath

Vivian Malone Jones

Social activist. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Wednesday July 15, 1942 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday October 13, 2005 at an age of 63. She was buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vivian Malone Jones

William March     (Born as William Edward Campbell)

Author. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday September 18, 1894 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday May 15, 1954 at an age of 59.

Mobile [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William March

Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell

Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at an age of 68.

Vinegar Bend [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell

Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe

Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Chunchula

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chunchula) 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 Chunchula. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chunchula

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chunchula. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9220, Longitude: -88.2000     [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 Chunchula 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 314.308 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.664 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.346 degrees.

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<7>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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