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The location of Five Points









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Five Points, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Five Points and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Five Points and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Five Points. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Five Points.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Giles County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Giles County sighting report from eBird.

Since Five Points is near Lincoln County and also Marshall County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lincoln County

Sighting report for Marshall County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Five Points.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Five Points and extending to:

  • Pulaski [Map], which is the Seat of Giles County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Five Points to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,193 miles [11,576 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Five Points ...

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.

Blooming Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Five Points   [Map]

Brick Church   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Crescent View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Diana   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Friendship   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Gordon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Green Acres   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Green Field   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Krapp Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lesters   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Liberty   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Red Oak   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Riversburg   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sugartree Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Five Points. 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.

Edward Benjamin Townsend

Musician, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at an age of 74. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Fayetteville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Five Points

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend<7>

Communities Also Named Five Points ...

We have found 143 communities that share the name Five Points.

Within Tennessee, there are 3 communities which are also named Five Points. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 140 communities in the United States and Canada - with 142 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Five Points, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest.

Madison County

Our profile page for Five Points, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Rhea County

Our profile page for Five Points, Rhea County   [Map]

Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Blount County

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Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Chambers County

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Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the South Southeast.

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Five Points, Cleburne County   [Map]

Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Covington County

Our profile page for Five Points, Covington County   [Map]

Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the South.

Dale County

Our profile page for Five Points, Dale County   [Map]

Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Dallas County

Our profile page for Five Points, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the South.

Elmore County

Our profile page for Five Points, Elmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South.

Greene County

Our profile page for Five Points, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Houston County

Our profile page for Five Points, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Lawrence County

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Distance: About 50 miles [80.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Lee County

Our profile page for Five Points, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Madison County

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Distance: About 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Five Points, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the Southeast.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Five Points, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Walker County

Our profile page for Five Points, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the South Southwest.

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Five Points, Fresno County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Kern County

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Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the West.

Los Angeles County

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Distance: About 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the West.

Plumas County

Our profile page for Five Points, Plumas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km] to the West Northwest.

San Diego County

Our profile page for Five Points, San Diego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,733 miles [2,789 km] to the West.

Solano County

Our profile page for Five Points, Solano County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Denver County

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Distance: About 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Five Points, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the Northeast.

Hartford County

Our profile page for Five Points, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the Northeast.

Delaware

Sussex County

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Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Five Points, Brevard County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Brevard County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Columbia County

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Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Five Points, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Banks County

Our profile page for Five Points, Banks County   [Map]

Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Bleckley County

Our profile page for Five Points, Bleckley County   [Map]

Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Southeast.

Carroll County

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Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Southeast.

Dodge County

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Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Southeast.

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Five Points, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Southeast.

Fulton County

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Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Southeast.

Glascock County

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Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Heard County

Our profile page for Five Points, Heard County   [Map]

Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the Southeast.

Jones County

Our profile page for Five Points, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the Southeast.

Lamar County

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Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the Southeast.

Laurens County

Our profile page for Five Points, Laurens County   [Map]

Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Southeast.

Lowndes County

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Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Southeast.

Macon County

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Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Southeast.

Marion County

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Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the Southeast.

Randolph County

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Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Tattnall County

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Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Southeast.

Taylor County

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Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Southeast.

Thomas County

Our profile page for Five Points, Thomas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Thomas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Treutlen County

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Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Southeast.

Turner County

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Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Southeast.

Wilcox County

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Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Caribou County

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This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

DeKalb County

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Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North.

Lake County

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Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North.

Indiana

Allen County

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Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Jefferson County

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Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Knox County

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Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the North.

Marion County

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Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the North.

Morgan County

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Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North.

Switzerland County

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Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Five Points, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Five Points, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North.

Wells County

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Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Whitley County

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Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the North.

Iowa

Dubuque County

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Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Leavenworth County

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Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northwest.

Kentucky

Calloway County

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Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Northwest.

Maine

York County

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Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Five Points, Cecil County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Oakland County

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Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Shiawassee County

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Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North Northeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Five Points, Wayne County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Stearns County

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Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Nebraska

Sioux County

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Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Five Points

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

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Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Salem County

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Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Sussex County

Our profile page for Five Points, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northeast.

New Mexico

Bernalillo County

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Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the West.

New York

Cattaraugus County

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Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Five Points, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario County

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Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northeast.

Otsego County

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Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Beaufort County

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Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East.

Cleveland County

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Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East.

Forsyth County

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Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East.

Franklin County

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Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the East.

Henderson County

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Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East.

Hoke County

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Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East.

Johnston County

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Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East.

Richmond County

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Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East.

Rowan County

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Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East.

Wake County

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Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East.

Wilson County

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Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East.

Ohio

Ashland County

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Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Athens County

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Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Northeast.

Brown County

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Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Champaign County

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Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Cuyahoga County

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Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Greene County

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Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Lake County

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Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Mahoning County

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Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northeast.

Meigs County

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Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Northeast.

Miami County

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Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Pickaway County

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Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Trumbull County

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Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Northeast.

Warren County

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Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northeast.

Wayne County

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Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Wood County

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Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Adams County

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Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast.

Beaver County

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Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Northeast.

Berks County

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Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast.

Bucks County

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Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Butler County

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Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Northeast.

Chester County

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Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Clarion County

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Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast.

Clearfield County

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Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northeast.

Columbia County

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Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast.

Elk County

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Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast.

Erie County

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Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast.

Indiana County

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Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Northeast.

Luzerne County

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Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast.

Mercer County

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Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast.

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Northampton County

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Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast.

Northumberland County

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Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast.

Potter County

Our profile page for Five Points, Potter County   [Map]

Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast.

Venango County

Our profile page for Five Points, Venango County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northeast.

Westmoreland County

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Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Five Points, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East.

Richland County

Our profile page for Five Points, Richland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Richland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

York County

Our profile page for Five Points, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Five Points, Pennington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the Northwest.

Texas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Five Points, Ellis County   [Map]

Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Nueces County

Our profile page for Five Points, Nueces County   [Map]

Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the Southwest.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Five Points, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Five Points, Walla Walla County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Five Points, Wetzel County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Five Points, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North Northwest.

Grant County

Our profile page for Five Points, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Richland County

Our profile page for Five Points, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North Northwest.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Five Points. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1826, Longitude: -86.9342     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Five Points 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 Five Points 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 313.848 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.716 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.984 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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<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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Five Points could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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 Five Points, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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