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Butlers Ferry, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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

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How Far From Butlers 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 Butlers 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 Butlers Ferry to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Butlers Ferry to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 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 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Butlers Ferry ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Butlers Ferry.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Butlers Ferry. 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:

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Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Seminole County

Our profile page for Butlers Ferry, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the South Southeast

Tennessee

Clay County

Our profile page for Butlers Ferry, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butlers Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6379, Longitude: -87.0639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Butlers 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 Butlers 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 313.841 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.495 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 degrees.

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