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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Baltic to Troy, 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 50 miles [80.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Baltic ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Baltic.

While the name Baltic is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Baltic, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the Northeast

Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Baltic, Houghton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the North

Nevada

Storey County

Our profile page for Baltic, Storey County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Storey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Baltic, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Baltic, Coshocton County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Baltic
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Baltic, Minnehaha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the North Northwest

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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 Baltic. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baltic) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baltic. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6518, Longitude: -86.0041     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baltic 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 Baltic 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 313.078 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.338 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.374 degrees.

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<7>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 Baltic, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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