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Tecumseh, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tecumseh to Centre, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 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 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,055 miles [8,135.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tecumseh ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Tecumseh.

While the name Tecumseh is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Tecumseh, Tippecanoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the North

Vigo County

Our profile page for Tecumseh, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the North Northwest


Shawnee County

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Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northwest


Lenawee County

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Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North

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Ozark County

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Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the West Northwest

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Johnson County

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Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northwest

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Darke County

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

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Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the West

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Our profile page for Tecumseh   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Callahan County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tecumseh. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9990, Longitude: -85.4241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tecumseh 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 Tecumseh 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 312.878 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.432 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.638 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tecumseh.