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Lake Shore, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lake Shore 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 Lake Shore 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 Shore to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Lake Shore 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 703 miles [1,131.4 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 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lake Shore ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Lake Shore.

While the name Lake Shore is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Hinsdale County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Hinsdale County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Hinsdale County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Duval County

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

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Northeast

Indiana

Porter County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Porter County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Porter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Ellsworth County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Orleans Parish

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

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

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

Macomb County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Macomb County
This community is historic.
Although located in Macomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Cass County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the North Northwest

Ramsey County

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

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Missouri

Buchanan County

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

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Brown County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

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

Utah County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,419 miles [2,283.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Lake Shore, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Shore. 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 starting from Lake Shore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake Shore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Shore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1960, Longitude: -87.5017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Shore 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 Shore 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 314.077 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.706 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.645 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 Lake Shore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Shore.



 
 
 

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