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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Coalburg to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Coalburg ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Coalburg.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Ohio

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Coalburg, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the North Northeast

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Coalburg, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coalburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5937, Longitude: -86.8572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coalburg 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 Coalburg 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 313.714 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.341 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.303 degrees.

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