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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Park Place 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 Place 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 Place to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Park Place to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Park Place ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Park Place.

While the name Park Place is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Lee County

Our profile page for Park Place, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Park Place, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the East

Paulding County

Our profile page for Park Place, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Park Place, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Park Place, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Park Place, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Park Place, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northeast

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Park Place, Mahoning County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Mahoning County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Park Place, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,052 miles [3,302.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Park Place, Delaware County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Delaware County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lackawanna County

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

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Park Place, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Park Place, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Park Place, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Galveston County

Our profile page for Park Place, Galveston County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the West Southwest

Harris County

Our profile page for Park Place, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Park Place, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Park Place, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Park Place, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East Northeast

Salem City

Our profile page for Park Place, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Place. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Park Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5573, Longitude: -86.8217     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Park Place 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 Place 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 313.69 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.309 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.296 degrees.

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<7>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 Park Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Place.



 
 
 

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