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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fairford to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 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 6,717 miles [10,810 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 7,420 miles [11,941.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,298 miles [8,526.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairford ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Fairford.

While the name Fairford is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Manitoba

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Distance: About 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km] to the North Northwest

New Brunswick

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Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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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 beginning in Fairford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairford) 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 Fairford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1697, Longitude: -88.0630     [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 Fairford 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 314.25 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.63 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.25 degrees.

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