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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cyril to Butler, 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 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,683 miles [10,755.2 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 7,392 miles [11,896.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cyril ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Cyril, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cyril. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1782, Longitude: -88.4223     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cyril 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 Cyril 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 314.554 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.12 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.209 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cyril.