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Heritage Park, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Heritage Park 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 Heritage 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 Heritage Park to:

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Heritage Park to Ashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Heritage Park ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Heritage Park.

While the name Heritage Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Ontario

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

Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Heritage Park, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Heritage Park. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Heritage Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heritage Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5709, Longitude: -86.5055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Heritage 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 Heritage 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 313.501 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.092 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.166 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 Heritage Park.



 
 
 

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