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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Crestmont to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 7,308 miles [11,761.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,184 miles [8,342.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crestmont ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Crestmont.

While the name Crestmont is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Crestmont, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Southeast

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Crestmont, Jefferson Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jefferson Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Haywood County

Our profile page for Crestmont, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the Northeast

Pennsylvania

Clinton County

Our profile page for Crestmont, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Crestmont, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Crestmont, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Crestmont, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Crestmont ...

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.

Chapelwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Crestmont   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Crestdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Dearing Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fairlawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Fox Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Green Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harperwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Hays Court   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
High Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hightown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadow Lawn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverchase   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale Courts   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Roselawn   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Snow Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
University Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Warrior Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [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 Crestmont. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Crestmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<8>
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Crestmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

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Communities in Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crestmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2354, Longitude: -87.5897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crestmont 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 Crestmont 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 314.133 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.776 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.672 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Crestmont 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>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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