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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Village Creek 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 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Village Creek ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Village Creek.

While the name Village Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Iowa

Allamakee County

Our profile page for Village Creek, Allamakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the North Northwest

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Village Creek, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East Northeast

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Village Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5537, Longitude: -86.8083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Village Creek 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 Village Creek 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 313.682 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.299 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.292 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Village Creek.