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Liberty City, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuskegee [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Liberty City to Tuskegee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • 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).<6>

Communities Also Named Liberty City ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Liberty City.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Liberty City, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East

Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for Liberty City, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Liberty City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Liberty City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5812, Longitude: -85.7491     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty City 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 Liberty City 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 312.992 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.367 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.082 degrees.

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