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Cypress Creek, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Cypress Creek to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cypress Creek ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Cypress Creek.

While the name Cypress Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Southeast


Johnson County

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


Evangeline Parish

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Evangeline Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Southwest


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Bladen County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Bladen County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bladen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Columbus County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East

Duplin County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East

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Henry County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Henry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kerr County

Our profile page for Cypress Creek, Kerr County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cypress Creek ...

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.

Cypress Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Cypress Creek   [Map]
Cypress Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Florence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Florence Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Furnace Hill (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Tree (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lovelace Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mansion View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Petersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Three Forks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Cypress Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cypress Creek) 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 Cypress Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cypress Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cypress Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8123, Longitude: -87.7306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cypress Creek 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 Cypress Creek 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 314.318 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.208 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.40 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Cypress Creek 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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