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

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

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

  • Tuskegee [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Clough to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 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 Clough ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Clough, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clough. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4818, Longitude: -85.7638     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clough 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 Clough 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 312.994 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.356 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.109 degrees.

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