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Forest Highlands, Alabama

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

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How Far From Forest Highlands 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 Forest Highlands 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 Highlands to:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Highlands to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,742 miles [10,850.2 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 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,323 miles [8,566.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Forest Highlands ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Forest Highlands.

While the name Forest Highlands is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Forest Highlands, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the East

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Forest Highlands, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the North Northeast

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Forest Highlands. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7294, Longitude: -88.1667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Highlands 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 Highlands 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 314.27 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.593 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.367 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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