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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Tuskugu to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,158 miles [8,301 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tuskugu ...

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.

Blueberry Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Tuskugu   [Map]
Five Points   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Flatwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hughes Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Jasmine Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Open Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Prattville Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Quail Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Tarwater   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Winters Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Tuskugu. 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.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Tuskugu

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>
 
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Tuskugu

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Tuskugu. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tuskugu) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuskugu. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5043, Longitude: -86.2541     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tuskugu 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 Tuskugu 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 313.284 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.694 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.294 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 Tuskugu.



 
 
 

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