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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Crossville to Fort Payne, 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South (S). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,481 miles [10,430.2 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 7,191 miles [11,572.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crossville ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Crossville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Crossville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

Illinois

White County

Our profile page for Crossville, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northwest

Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Crossville, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crossville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crossville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2869, Longitude: -85.9935     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crossville 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 Crossville 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 313.233 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.882 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.80 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crossville.