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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Kinlock once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Kinlock to:

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Kinlock to Moulton, with an average speed<3> 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 153 miles [246.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Kinlock ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Kinlock.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Kinlock, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the West Southwest

Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Kinlock, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast

Prince Edward Island

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Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Kinlock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Kinlock. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kinlock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kinlock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3134, Longitude: -87.5084     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kinlock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Kinlock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.153 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.948 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.415 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kinlock.



 
 
 

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