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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Parkway Estates 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 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkway Estates ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Parkway Estates.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Parkway Estates, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Parkway Estates, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Parkway Estates, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the East Southeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Parkway Estates, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Southeast

Troup County

Our profile page for Parkway Estates, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Southeast

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Parkway Estates, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

York County

Our profile page for Parkway Estates, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast

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The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkway Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6590, Longitude: -86.5742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkway Estates 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 Parkway Estates 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 313.602 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.36 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.953 degrees.

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