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Holiday Shores, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Holiday Shores.

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How Far From Holiday Shores 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 Holiday Shores to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Holiday Shores to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Holiday Shores ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Holiday Shores.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Holiday Shores. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States - with 6 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Holiday Shores, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northwest

Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Holiday Shores, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Northwest

North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Holiday Shores, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East

Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Holiday Shores, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Holiday Shores, Brazoria County
Although located in Brazoria County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holiday Shores. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holiday Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4459, Longitude: -86.3172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holiday Shores 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 Holiday Shores 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 313.436 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.138 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.896 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Holiday Shores.



 
 
 

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