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Emerald Shores, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Emerald Shores to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,519 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 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,110 miles [8,223.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Emerald Shores ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Montgomery County

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Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emerald Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8581, Longitude: -87.5692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Emerald Shores 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 Emerald Shores 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 314.222 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.102 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.322 degrees.

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