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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Turkey Branch to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,743 miles [10,851.8 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 7,442 miles [11,976.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,322 miles [8,564.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Turkey Branch ...

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.

Clay City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Turkey Branch   [Map]
Darling Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Fobbs Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Foots Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Houstonville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Magnolia Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Oyster Bay   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
River Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Seacliff   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Silverhill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Summerdale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [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 Turkey Branch. 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.

Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Turkey Branch

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<7>
 
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Turkey Branch

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 begins in Turkey Branch. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Turkey Branch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey Branch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4219, Longitude: -87.8364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkey Branch 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 Turkey Branch 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 314.045 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.291 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.295 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Turkey Branch.



 
 
 

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