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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayette [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Belk to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,591 miles [10,607.2 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Belk ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Belk.

While the name Belk is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Tennessee

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Belk, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northeast

Texas

Lamar County

Our profile page for Belk, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the West

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Belk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6519, Longitude: -87.9283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belk 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 Belk 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 314.367 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.105 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.725 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Belk.



 
 
 

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