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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From East Point to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Point 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 Point to:

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from East Point to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,231 miles [11,637.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,106 miles [8,217.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named East Point ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name East Point.

While the name East Point is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of East Point, we know of 1 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for East Point, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for East Point, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the East Southeast

Kentucky

Johnson County

Our profile page for East Point, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Northeast

Louisiana

Red River Parish

Our profile page for East Point, Red River Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Tioga County

Our profile page for East Point, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for East Point   [Map]
Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Wilson County

Our profile page for East Point, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the North

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Texas

Wood County

Our profile page for East Point, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the West

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for East Point, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for East Point, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the Northeast

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,634 miles [15,504.4 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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 from East Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for East Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1834, Longitude: -86.7935     [Map].

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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 Point 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 313.71 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.419 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.149 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for East Point.



 
 
 

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