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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pickett to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pickett to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Union Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Bullock County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pickett to Union Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,153 miles [8,292.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pickett ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Pickett.

While the name Pickett is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Polk County

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


Adair County

Our profile page for Pickett, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North


Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Pickett, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the West

Calcasieu Parish

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

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Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Pickett, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Navarro County

Our profile page for Pickett, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the West

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Green County

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

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Pickett, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pickett ...

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.

Boot Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Pickett   [Map]
Bread Tray Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greens Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Jamback   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jenkins Crossroads   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Josie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ox Level   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sellers Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Smuteye   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Star Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Three Notch   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickett. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9779, Longitude: -85.6261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pickett 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 Pickett 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 312.881 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.155 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.163 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Pickett 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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