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Lakeside Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Lakeside Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,518 miles [10,489.7 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 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lakeside Acres ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Lakeside Acres.

While the name Lakeside Acres is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Lakeside Acres, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the West Northwest

Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Lakeside Acres, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West Southwest

New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Lakeside Acres, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Lakeside Acres, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Lakeside Acres, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeside Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8723, Longitude: -87.5595     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeside Acres 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 Lakeside Acres 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 314.216 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.098 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.315 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lakeside Acres.



 
 
 

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