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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Half Acre 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 Half Acre to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Half Acre to Linden, 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 96 miles [154.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,661 miles [10,719.8 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 7,368 miles [11,857.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Half Acre ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Half Acre.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Half Acre, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Half Acre, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the Northeast

Tennessee

Cannon County

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Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 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 starting from Half Acre. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Half Acre) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Half Acre. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Half Acre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Half Acre. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1948, Longitude: -87.9115     [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 Half Acre 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 314.248 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.767 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.004 degrees.

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