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Colonial Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Colonial Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Colonial Acres ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Colonial Acres.

While the name Colonial Acres is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Sacramento County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Sacramento County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the North Northwest

Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Barnstable County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Barnstable County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Albany County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Albany County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Albany County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Westchester County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Lee County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Wood County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the North

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the North

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the North Northeast

Sumner County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Virginia

Prince William County

Our profile page for Colonial Acres, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5737, Longitude: -85.4091     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Acres 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 Colonial Acres 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 312.792 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.135 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.953 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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