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Forest Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Forest Acres to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,542 miles [10,528.3 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Forest Acres ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Forest Acres.

While the name Forest Acres is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Cobb County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the East

Douglas County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East

Richmond County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East

New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Durham County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Durham County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Northeast

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Edgecombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East

Charleston County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Charleston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Charleston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Darlington County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the East

Oconee County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the East Northeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East

Pickens County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the North

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Harris County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Prince George County

Our profile page for Forest Acres, Prince George County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6257, Longitude: -86.6897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Acres 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 Forest Acres 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 313.615 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.232 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.228 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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


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