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Edgewood Forest, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Edgewood Forest 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 636 miles [1,023.5 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 6,533 miles [10,513.8 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 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edgewood Forest ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Muscogee County

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Distance: About 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgewood Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6107, Longitude: -85.3569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgewood Forest 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 Edgewood Forest 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 312.764 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.107 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.925 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edgewood Forest.



 
 
 

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