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Hollys Ferry, Alabama

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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Hollys Ferry.

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How Far From Hollys Ferry 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 Hollys Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hollys Ferry to Elba, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the North (N). 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 737 miles [1,186.1 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 6,632 miles [10,673.2 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 7,329 miles [11,794.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hollys Ferry ...

While the name Hollys Ferry is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Hollys Ferry, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the Northeast

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hollys Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2210, Longitude: -86.1283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hollys Ferry 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 Hollys Ferry 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 313.118 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.325 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.506 degrees.

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