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Grove Park, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Grove Park 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 Grove Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Grove Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grove Park ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Grove Park.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Grove Park. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States and Canada - with 19 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North

Talladega County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Duval County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Duval County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Southeast

Polk County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East Southeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the Southeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East

Houston County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Southwest

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the East Northeast

Harnett County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Harnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the East Northeast

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Grove Park   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Grove Park, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East

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Virginia

Danville City

Our profile page for Grove Park, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the East Northeast

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Grove Park, Portsmouth City   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Grove Park, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grove Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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' distance that stretches from Grove Park. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grove Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grove Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4790, Longitude: -86.8025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grove Park 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 Grove Park 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 313.674 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.279 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.305 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grove Park.



 
 
 

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