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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Parkertown to Florence, 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 190 miles [305.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 640 miles [1,030 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,514 miles [10,483.3 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 7,230 miles [11,635.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,105 miles [8,215.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkertown ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Parkertown.

While the name Parkertown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Hart County

Our profile page for Parkertown, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East

Maryland

Worcester County

Our profile page for Parkertown, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the East Northeast

New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Parkertown, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the East Northeast

Ohio

Erie County

Our profile page for Parkertown, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 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 stretches from Parkertown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parkertown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkertown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9098, Longitude: -87.5109     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkertown 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 Parkertown 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 314.188 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.071 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.287 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Parkertown.



 
 
 

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