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East Lake, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from East Lake 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 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named East Lake ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name East Lake.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named East Lake. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 13 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Delaware

New Castle County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for East Lake, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Southeast

Marion County

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

Pinellas County

Our profile page for East Lake, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for East Lake, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Aitkin County

Our profile page for East Lake, Aitkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

New Madrid County

Our profile page for East Lake, New Madrid County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for East Lake, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Dare County

Our profile page for East Lake, Dare County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Deschutes County

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

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for East Lake, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for East Lake, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for East Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1654, Longitude: -87.4817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Lake 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 East Lake 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 314.062 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.685 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.643 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for East Lake.



 
 
 

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