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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Park Forest 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 community such as Park Forest to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Park Forest to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,744 miles [10,853.4 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 7,446 miles [11,983.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,324 miles [8,568.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Park Forest ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Park Forest.

While the name Park Forest is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Park Forest, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,988 miles [3,199.4 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Park Forest, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Park Forest, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Northeast

Douglas County

Our profile page for Park Forest, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Park Forest, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Park Forest, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the West

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Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for Park Forest, Platte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Park Forest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7074, Longitude: -88.1797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Park Forest 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 Park Forest 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 314.275 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.597 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.375 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Park Forest.



 
 
 

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