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Fourmile, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Fourmile to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fourmile ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Fourmile.

While the name Fourmile is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Bell County

Our profile page for Fourmile, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northeast

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Fourmile, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km] to the West Northwest

South Dakota

Custer County

Our profile page for Fourmile, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fourmile. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2487, Longitude: -86.5530     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fourmile 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 Fourmile 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 313.51 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.058 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.254 degrees.

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