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Pine Orchard, Alabama
(Monroe County)

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

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How Far From Pine Orchard 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 Pine Orchard 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 Orchard to:

  • Monroeville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pine Orchard to Monroeville, 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 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,655 miles [10,710.2 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 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Orchard ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Pine Orchard.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Pine Orchard. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States and Canada - with 5 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


New Haven County

Our profile page for Pine Orchard, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km] to the Northeast


Escambia County

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


Howard County

Our profile page for Pine Orchard, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Northeast


Our profile page for Pine Orchard   [Map]
Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Morgan County

Our profile page for Pine Orchard, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Pine Orchard. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pine Orchard) 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 Orchard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine Orchard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Orchard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6407, Longitude: -87.1364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Orchard 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 Orchard 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 313.742 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.105 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.807 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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