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Pine Grove Village, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pine Grove Village 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 Grove Village 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 Grove Village to:

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pine Grove Village to Columbiana, 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 52 miles [83.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Grove Village ...

While the name Pine Grove Village is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Pine Grove Village, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pine Grove Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine Grove Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Grove Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0757, Longitude: -86.5178     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Grove Village 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 Grove Village 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 313.478 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.997 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.277 degrees.

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