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Peace, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Peace 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 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,503 miles [10,465.6 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 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,084 miles [8,181.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Peace ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Peace.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Peace. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Peace, Cleveland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3271, Longitude: -85.4280     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peace 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 Peace 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 312.846 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.302 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.793 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 Peace, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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