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Ranchette Estates, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the West (W).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Ranchette Estates to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,579 miles [10,587.9 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 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ranchette Estates ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Ranchette Estates.

While the name Ranchette Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Ranchette Estates, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the West Southwest

Willacy County

Our profile page for Ranchette Estates, Willacy County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the West Southwest

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.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 Ranchette Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ranchette Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ranchette Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3432, Longitude: -86.1300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ranchette Estates 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 Ranchette Estates 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 313.20 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.575 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.279 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ranchette Estates.



 
 
 

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