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Adger, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Adger to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,570 miles [10,573.4 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 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Adger ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Adger, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East Northeast

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

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Adger. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Adger

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adger. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3771, Longitude: -87.0936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adger 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 Adger 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 313.843 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.46 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.443 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Adger.



 
 
 

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