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Highland Forest, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Highland Forest 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 Highland 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 Highland Forest to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Highland Forest to Birmingham, 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 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 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 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Highland Forest ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Highland Forest.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Highland Forest, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East

Richland County

Our profile page for Highland Forest, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East

Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Highland Forest, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highland Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4898, Longitude: -86.9947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Highland 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 Highland 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 313.79 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.415 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.38 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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