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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Goddard to ...

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

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

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Goddard to Hamilton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 155 miles [249.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 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 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Goddard ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Goddard.

While the name Goddard is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Alaska

Our profile page for Goddard   [Map]
Distance: About 2,702 miles [4,348.4 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

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

Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Goddard, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Goddard, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Fleming County

Our profile page for Goddard, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Goddard, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the East Northeast

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The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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 that begins in Goddard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Goddard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goddard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2462, Longitude: -87.7036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goddard 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 Goddard 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 314.268 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.072 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.51 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 Goddard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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