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Brooks Estates, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Brooks Estates 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,475 miles [10,420.5 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 7,183 miles [11,559.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,059 miles [8,141.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brooks Estates ...

While the name Brooks Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Paulding County

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Distance: About 54 miles [86.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1362, Longitude: -85.6727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooks Estates 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 Brooks Estates 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 313.033 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.63 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.705 degrees.

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