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Geraldine, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Geraldine to Fort Payne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 587 miles [944.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,478 miles [10,425.3 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 7,188 miles [11,568 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,064 miles [8,149.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Geraldine ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Geraldine.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Geraldine, Chouteau County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the Northwest

Texas

Archer County

Our profile page for Geraldine, Archer County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Archer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Geraldine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Geraldine) 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 Geraldine. 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 Geraldine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Geraldine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3577, Longitude: -86.0037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Geraldine 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 Geraldine 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 313.242 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.903 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.788 degrees.

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<7>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 Geraldine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Geraldine.



 
 
 

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