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Forest Park, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Forest Park 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 Park 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 Park to:

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,293 miles [11,736.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Forest Park ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Forest Park.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Forest Park. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 50 communities in the United States and Canada - with 53 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Coffee County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northwest

Mobile County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

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

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Santa Cruz County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Tolland County

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

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Forest Park, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North Northeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the East Northeast

Hall County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the North Northeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North

Will County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the North

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Indiana

Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Bartholomew County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North

Steuben County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Forest Park, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the West

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Forest Park, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Forest Park, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast

Charles County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Saint Louis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Dawson County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Bernalillo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the North Northeast

Queens County

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

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North Carolina

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Pasquotank County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North

Montgomery County

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

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Oklahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Forest Park   [Map]
Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

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

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the North Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the North Northeast

Pickens County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the North Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Forest Park, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Northeast

Hampton City

Our profile page for Forest Park, Hampton City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hampton City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Forest Park, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast

Radford City

Our profile page for Forest Park, Radford City   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Forest Park, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Washington

King County

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

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Houston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.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 beginning in Forest Park. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2099, Longitude: -85.3513     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forest Park 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 Park 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 312.669 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.803 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.22 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Forest Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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