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High Bluff, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From High Bluff 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 High Bluff to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Geneva [Map], which is the Seat of Geneva County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from High Bluff to Geneva, 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 88 miles [141.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). 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 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 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 7,313 miles [11,769.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,194 miles [8,358.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named High Bluff ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name High Bluff.

While the name High Bluff is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Franklin County

Our profile page for High Bluff, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southeast

Manitoba

Our profile page for High Bluff   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the North Northwest

Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for High Bluff, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in High Bluff. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- High Bluff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1566, Longitude: -85.7313     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for High Bluff 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 High Bluff 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 312.884 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.045 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.371 degrees.

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