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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From McCulley Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as McCulley 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 McCulley Creek to:

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from McCulley Creek to Centreville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 7,297 miles [11,743.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near McCulley 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.

Bibbville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of McCulley Creek   [Map]
Bucktown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Flat Top   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Italian Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Johnstown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Hope   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Primitive Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Eagle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Stacks Hill (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Youngbloods Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding McCulley Creek. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of McCulley Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<7>
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of McCulley Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

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The Communities of Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McCulley Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCulley Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0873, Longitude: -87.1944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCulley 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 McCulley 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 313.884 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.468 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.544 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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