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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Northcrest to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 704 miles [1,133 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 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Northcrest ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Northcrest.

While the name Northcrest is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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California

Del Norte County

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

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Northcrest, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northeast

Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Northcrest, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North Northeast

Ohio

Wood County

Our profile page for Northcrest, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Northcrest   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

McLennan County

Our profile page for Northcrest, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Northcrest, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,431 miles [2,303 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Northcrest ...

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.

Chestnut Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Northcrest   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Crestdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Fox Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
High Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Hightown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverchase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Roselawn   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [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 Northcrest. 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Northcrest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.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 that starts in Northcrest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Northcrest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northcrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2557, Longitude: -87.5642     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northcrest 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 Northcrest 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 314.119 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.763 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.658 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 Northcrest 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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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Northcrest.



 
 
 

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