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Pickens Ferry, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Pickens Ferry to Carrollton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,627 miles [10,665.1 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 7,339 miles [11,811 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,215 miles [8,392.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pickens Ferry ...

While the name Pickens Ferry is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

South Carolina

Oconee County

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Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2282, Longitude: -88.2909     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pickens Ferry 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 Pickens Ferry 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 314.558 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.267 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.957 degrees.

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