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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Crowtown to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crowtown ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Kentucky

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Crowtown, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North Northwest

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The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crowtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5445, Longitude: -86.9206     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crowtown 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 Crowtown 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 313.807 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.581 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.122 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Crowtown.