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North River Shores, Alabama

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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for North River Shores.

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How Far From North River Shores 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 North River Shores to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in North River Shores to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from North River Shores to Tuscaloosa, 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 105 miles [169 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,589 miles [10,604 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 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named North River Shores ...

While the name North River Shores is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Martin County

Our profile page for North River Shores, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Southeast

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The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North River Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3993, Longitude: -87.5783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North River Shores 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 North River Shores 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 314.137 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.804 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.634 degrees.

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