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Leesdale, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Leesdale to Decatur, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 145 miles [233.4 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 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,514 miles [10,483.3 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leesdale ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Leesdale.

While the name Leesdale is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Ventura County

Our profile page for Leesdale, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the West

Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Leesdale, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the Southwest

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The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3898, Longitude: -86.9117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leesdale 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 Leesdale 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 313.793 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.543 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.152 degrees.

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