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Glendale Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Glendale Acres 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 Glendale 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 Glendale Acres to:

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glendale Acres to Wetumpka, 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 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 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glendale Acres ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Glendale Acres.

While the name Glendale Acres is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Glendale Acres, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Darlington County

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Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Northeast

Florence County

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Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Glendale Acres, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendale Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6037, Longitude: -86.0469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glendale 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 Glendale 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 313.169 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.574 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.193 degrees.

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