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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Keyton to Elba, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). 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 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,616 miles [10,647.4 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 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,193 miles [8,357.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Keyton ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Keyton, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keyton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2827, Longitude: -85.8255     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keyton 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 Keyton 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 312.947 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.136 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.381 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Keyton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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