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Pine Crest, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pine Crest to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,566 miles [10,567 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 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Crest ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Pine Crest.

While the name Pine Crest is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.

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El Paso County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the West Northwest


Orange County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Orange County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Campbell County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the Northeast

Carter County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Northeast

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Danville City

Our profile page for Pine Crest, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the East 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 Pine Crest. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Crest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Crest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3718, Longitude: -86.9869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Crest 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 Pine Crest 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 313.778 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.385 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.402 degrees.

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<7>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 Pine Crest.


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