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Aqua Vista, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Aqua Vista to Florence, 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.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,108 miles [8,220.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Aqua Vista ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Aqua Vista, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aqua Vista. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8304, Longitude: -87.4853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aqua Vista 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 Aqua Vista 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 314.168 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.037 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.293 degrees.

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