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

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How Far From High Pine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Pine 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 Pine to:

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from High Pine to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 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 7,231 miles [11,637.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named High Pine ...

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named High Pine.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Pine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2534, Longitude: -85.9064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for High Pine 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 Pine 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 313.125 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.614 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.997 degrees.

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