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Burtons Ferry, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burtons Ferry to Jasper, 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,137 miles [8,267.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burtons Ferry ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Burtons Ferry.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Burtons Ferry, Screven County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East

South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Burtons Ferry, Allendale County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East

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The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Burtons Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burtons Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burtons Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8001, Longitude: -87.0956     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burtons Ferry 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 Burtons Ferry 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 313.871 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.551 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.355 degrees.

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