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Pleasant Acres, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pleasant Acres to Huntsville, 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 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 594 miles [956 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,478 miles [10,425.3 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 7,191 miles [11,572.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pleasant Acres ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Pleasant Acres.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Pleasant Acres. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Pleasant Acres, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Clayton County

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Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Southeast

Cobb County

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Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the East Southeast

Gwinnett County

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Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Indiana

Hancock County

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Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the North

Marion County

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Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the North

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Maryland

Carroll County

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Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast

Wicomico County

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Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

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Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Pleasant Acres, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the East

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Utah

Weber County

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Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the West Northwest

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The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8112, Longitude: -86.5203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Acres 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 Pleasant Acres 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 313.577 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.352 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.896 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pleasant Acres.



 
 
 

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