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Copenhagen, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Copenhagen once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Copenhagen to:

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Copenhagen to Scottsboro, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 550 miles [885.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,437 miles [10,359.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,149 miles [11,505.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,024 miles [8,085.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Copenhagen ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Copenhagen.

While the name Copenhagen is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Caldwell Parish

Our profile page for Copenhagen, Caldwell Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the West Southwest


Schoolcraft County

Our profile page for Copenhagen, Schoolcraft County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Schoolcraft County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Antelope County

Our profile page for Copenhagen, Antelope County
This community is historic.
Although located in Antelope County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Lewis County

Our profile page for Copenhagen, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the Northeast

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Caldwell County

Our profile page for Copenhagen, Caldwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Copenhagen   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Hale County

Our profile page for Copenhagen, Hale County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hale County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Caledonia County

Our profile page for Copenhagen, Caledonia County
This community is historic.
Although located in Caledonia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Copenhagen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Copenhagen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Copenhagen) 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 Copenhagen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Copenhagen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Copenhagen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9842, Longitude: -85.7250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Copenhagen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Copenhagen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.102 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.829 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.527 degrees.

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<8>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 Copenhagen.