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Gardendale, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Gardendale 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 95 miles [152.9 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 652 miles [1,049.3 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 6,545 miles [10,533.2 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 7,254 miles [11,674.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gardendale ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Gardendale.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Gardendale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Gardendale, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the North Northeast

Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Gardendale, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Gardendale, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East

Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Gardendale, Bexar County
Although located in Bexar County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ector County

Our profile page for Gardendale, Ector County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the West

La Salle County

Our profile page for Gardendale, La Salle County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the West Southwest

Nueces County

Our profile page for Gardendale, Nueces County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West Southwest

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The official website for Gardendale: www.cityofgardendale.com/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Gardendale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gardendale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gardendale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gardendale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gardendale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6605, Longitude: -86.8116     [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 Gardendale 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 313.691 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.324 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.27 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gardendale.



 
 
 

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