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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Running Brook 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 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 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,184 miles [8,342.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Running Brook ...

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

Communities Outside of Alabama


Howard County

Our profile page for Running Brook, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Running Brook ...

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.

Box Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Running Brook   [Map]
Cedar Crest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cedar Knoll   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cherokee Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Cherry Dale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottondale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cottonwood Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Coventry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Echo Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Fairway Drive   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
High Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillswood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Huntland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Jerusalem Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Lake Shore   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lynn Haven   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Lawn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mimosa Highlands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Peach Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rosedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosedale Courts   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sky Ranch   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Skyland Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
South Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Springbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stokes   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
University   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
University Lane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
University Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodland Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodland Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 Running Brook. 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Running Brook

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Running Brook

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Running Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1546, Longitude: -87.5050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Running Brook 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 Running Brook 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 314.076 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.699 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.654 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:

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