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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Birdsong to Cullman, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,510 miles [10,476.8 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 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,097 miles [8,202.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Birdsong ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Birdsong.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Birdsong, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West Northwest

Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Birdsong, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birdsong. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2451, Longitude: -86.6467     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Birdsong 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 Birdsong 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 313.625 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.328 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.076 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Birdsong.



 
 
 

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