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Freetown, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Perry County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Freetown to Marion, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,635 miles [10,678 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 7,341 miles [11,814.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,218 miles [8,397.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Freetown ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Freetown.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Walker County

Our profile page for Freetown, Walker County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the Northeast


Jackson County

Our profile page for Freetown, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the North


Monroe County

Our profile page for Freetown, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast


Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Freetown, Assumption Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Southwest

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Freetown, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Southwest

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Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Freetown, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast

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Bristol County

Our profile page for Freetown, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the Northeast

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Suffolk County

Our profile page for Freetown, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Freetown   [Map]
Distance: About 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km] to the Northeast

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Albemarle County

Our profile page for Freetown, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northeast

Charles City County

Our profile page for Freetown, Charles City County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freetown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3901, Longitude: -87.5102     [Map].

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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 Freetown 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 314.023 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.533 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.808 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Freetown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Freetown.