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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cooks Crossroads to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cooks 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 Cooks Crossroads to:

  • Evergreen [Map], which is the Seat of Conecuh County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Cooks Crossroads to Evergreen, 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 68 miles [109.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 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 7,353 miles [11,833.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,232 miles [8,420.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cooks Crossroads ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Laurens County

Our profile page for Cooks Crossroads, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cooks Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5682, Longitude: -86.9764     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cooks Crossroads 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 Cooks 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 313.641 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.979 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.76 degrees.

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