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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Magnolia Springs 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 town such as Magnolia Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Magnolia Springs to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,742 miles [10,850.2 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 7,441 miles [11,975.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,320 miles [8,561.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Magnolia Springs ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Magnolia Springs.

While the name Magnolia Springs is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Magnolia Springs, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East

Georgia

Sumter County

Our profile page for Magnolia Springs, Sumter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East Northeast

Texas

Jasper County

Our profile page for Magnolia Springs, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the West

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Magnolia Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Magnolia Springs) 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 Magnolia Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Magnolia Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magnolia Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4002, Longitude: -87.7749     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Magnolia Springs 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 Magnolia Springs 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 314.007 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.244 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.275 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 Magnolia Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Magnolia Springs.



 
 
 

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