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McCorkle, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From McCorkle 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 McCorkle 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 McCorkle once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in McCorkle to:

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from McCorkle to Linden, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,639 miles [10,684.4 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 7,345 miles [11,820.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,222 miles [8,404 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named McCorkle ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name McCorkle.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Virginia

Scott County

Our profile page for McCorkle, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Northeast

West Virginia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for McCorkle, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the 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 McCorkle, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in McCorkle. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McCorkle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCorkle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3649, Longitude: -87.5747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCorkle 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 McCorkle 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 314.059 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.572 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.838 degrees.

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