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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from New Site to Dadeville, with an average speed<2> 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 54 miles [86.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Site ...

While the name New Site is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Mississippi

Prentiss County

Our profile page for New Site, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Site. 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 New Site

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Site. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0282, Longitude: -85.7801     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Site 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 New Site 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 313.037 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.481 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.997 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Site.



 
 
 

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