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Blue Eye, Alabama
(Talladega County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Blue Eye to Talladega, 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 86 miles [138.4 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blue Eye ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Blue Eye.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Blue Eye. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Carroll County

Our profile page for Blue Eye, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the West Northwest

Missouri

Stone County

Our profile page for Blue Eye, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the West 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 starting in Blue Eye. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blue Eye) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Eye. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6015, Longitude: -86.1344     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Eye 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 Blue Eye 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 313.281 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.842 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.011 degrees.

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