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Clifton Ferry, Alabama

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

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How Far From Clifton 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 Clifton 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 Clifton Ferry to:

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Wilcox County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Clifton Ferry to Camden, 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 73 miles [117.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 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 7,356 miles [11,838.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,233 miles [8,421.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Clifton Ferry ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Tennessee

Wayne County

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Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the North

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifton Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0182, Longitude: -87.4667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clifton 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 Clifton 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 313.968 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.418 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.863 degrees.

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