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Escatawpa, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Escatawpa to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 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 7,429 miles [11,955.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,307 miles [8,540.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Escatawpa ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Mississippi

Jackson County

Our profile page for Escatawpa, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the South

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Escatawpa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2896, Longitude: -88.3872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Escatawpa 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 Escatawpa 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 314.454 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.883 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.354 degrees.

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