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Pine Run, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pine Run to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Run 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 Run to:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Pine Run to Mobile, 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 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 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 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Run ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Pine Run.

While the name Pine Run is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Michigan

Genesee County

Our profile page for Pine Run, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the North Northeast

Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Pine Run, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Pine Run, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

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

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The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6724, Longitude: -88.2111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Run 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 Run 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 314.291 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.609 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.393 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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