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Oceola, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Oceola to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oceola to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Oceola to Centre, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,466 miles [10,406 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 7,173 miles [11,543.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,050 miles [8,127.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oceola ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Crawford County

Our profile page for Oceola, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oceola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1651, Longitude: -85.4869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oceola 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 Oceola 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 312.923 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.508 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.624 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Oceola.



 
 
 

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