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Hidden Forest, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Hidden Forest to ...

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Hidden Forest to Montgomery, 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,568 miles [10,570.2 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 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hidden Forest ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Hidden Forest.

While the name Hidden Forest is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Hidden Forest, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Hidden Forest, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East Northeast

Peach County

Our profile page for Hidden Forest, Peach County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the East

Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Hidden Forest, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the West Southwest

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The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hidden Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5207, Longitude: -86.0652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hidden Forest 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 Hidden Forest 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 313.174 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.569 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.217 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hidden Forest.



 
 
 

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