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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pinecrest to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,763 miles [10,884 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 7,464 miles [12,012.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,343 miles [8,598.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pinecrest ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Pinecrest.

While the name Pinecrest is unique within Alabama, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Graham County

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

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,931 miles [3,107.6 km] to the West Northwest

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Southeast

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East Southeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Southeast

Seminole County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Henry County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Will County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Will County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the West

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the West

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Prince George's County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Prince George's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the North

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Pinecrest   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Bucks County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bucks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the East Northeast

Anderson County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the Northeast

Charleston County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Greene County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Pinecrest, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pinecrest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinecrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4710, Longitude: -88.3570     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest 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 314.357 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.659 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.483 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 Pinecrest.



 
 
 

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