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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Watts Crossroads 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 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,515 miles [10,484.9 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 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Watts Crossroads ...

While the name Watts Crossroads is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


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North Carolina

Cabarrus County

Our profile page for Watts Crossroads, Cabarrus County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watts Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3726, Longitude: -85.7730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watts Crossroads 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 Watts Crossroads 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 313.053 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.547 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.919 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Watts Crossroads.