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Lake Forest, Alabama
(Tuscaloosa County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Lake Forest to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lake Forest ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Lake Forest.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Lake Forest. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 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

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 CaliforniaLouisianaMississippiTennessee
 FloridaManitobaNew JerseyTexas
 GeorgiaMarylandNorth CarolinaVirginia
 IllinoisMichiganSouth CarolinaWisconsin

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,731 miles [2,785.8 km] to the West

Placer County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East Northeast

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Northeast

Hall County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the East Northeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Jefferson Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jefferson Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Orleans Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Lake Forest   [Map]
Distance: About 1,302 miles [2,095.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Antrim County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Antrim County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Warren County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Morris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Morris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Northeast

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Harris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Harris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West

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Virginia

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Lake Forest, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the North

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1937, Longitude: -87.5314     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest 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 314.094 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.726 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.657 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lake Forest.



 
 
 

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