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Marmion, Alabama

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Marmion once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Marmion to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Marmion to Florence, with an average speed<3> 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 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,512 miles [10,480 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,228 miles [11,632.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Marmion ...

While the name Marmion is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Ontario

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Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Marmion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Marmion. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marmion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marmion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8523, Longitude: -87.4042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marmion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Marmion to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.12 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.984 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.255 degrees.

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