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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Guin 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 city such as Guin to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Guin to Hamilton, 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 146 miles [235 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Guin ...

While the name Guin is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Guin, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Guin: www.guinal.org/

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 beginning in Guin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Guin) 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 Guin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Guin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9685, Longitude: -87.9121     [Map].

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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 Guin 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 314.378 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.161 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.654 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Guin.



 
 
 

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