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Arkwright, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Arkwright to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Arkwright to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Arkwright to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,542 miles [10,528.3 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arkwright ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Arkwright.

While the name Arkwright is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Arkwright, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the East

New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Arkwright, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North Northeast

Ontario

Our profile page for Arkwright   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the North Northeast

Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Arkwright, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Arkwright, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Northeast

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The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkwright. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3715, Longitude: -86.4025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arkwright 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 Arkwright 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 313.428 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.98 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.168 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arkwright.



 
 
 

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