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Turnbull, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Monroeville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Turnbull to Monroeville, 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 66 miles [106.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 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 7,354 miles [11,835.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,232 miles [8,420.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turnbull ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Turnbull.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Tulare County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Tulare County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the West Northwest


Brevard County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Southeast


West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Turnbull, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the West


Our profile page for Turnbull   [Map]
Distance: About 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Alpena County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Alpena County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Alpena County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the West

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Dickson County

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

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Fauquier County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turnbull. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7149, Longitude: -87.1319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turnbull 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 Turnbull 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 313.745 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.119 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.791 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Turnbull, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Turnbull.