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Glen Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Glen Acres to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Glen Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Glen Acres to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 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 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glen Acres ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Glen Acres.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

North Carolina

Scotland County

Our profile page for Glen Acres, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Glen Acres, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the East Northeast

Washington

King County

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Distance: About 2,141 miles [3,445.6 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7119, Longitude: -88.2472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glen Acres 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 Glen Acres 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 314.316 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.644 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.40 degrees.

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