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Hundred Oaks, Alabama

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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Hundred Oaks.

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How Far From Hundred Oaks 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 Hundred Oaks to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hundred Oaks to Ashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the South (S). 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 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 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 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hundred Oaks ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Hundred Oaks, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Southwest

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The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hundred Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5945, Longitude: -86.5069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hundred Oaks 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 Hundred Oaks 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 313.504 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.098 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.162 degrees.

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