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Rabbit Town, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Rabbit Town to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,492 miles [10,447.9 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 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rabbit Town ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Rabbit Town.

While the name Rabbit Town is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Rabbit Town, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the North Northeast

Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Rabbit Town, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Rabbit Town   [Map]
Distance: About 1,954 miles [3,144.7 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rabbit Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rabbit Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rabbit Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2798, Longitude: -86.2583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rabbit Town 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 Rabbit Town 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 313.392 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.064 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.909 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rabbit Town.



 
 
 

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