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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cottontown to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,525 miles [10,501 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 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cottontown ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Cottontown.

While the name Cottontown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Tennessee

Sumner County

Our profile page for Cottontown, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the North Northeast

West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Cottontown, Wetzel County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottontown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6554, Longitude: -87.4811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottontown 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 Cottontown 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 314.156 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.999 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.33 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cottontown.