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Rehobeth, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Rehobeth to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 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 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rehobeth ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Rehobeth.

While the name Rehobeth is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Harris County

Our profile page for Rehobeth, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the North Northeast

Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Rehobeth, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Cleveland County

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Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Rehobeth, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Panola County

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

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Rehobeth. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rehobeth) 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 Rehobeth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rehobeth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rehobeth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1248, Longitude: -85.4386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rehobeth 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 Rehobeth 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 312.713 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.842 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.269 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 Rehobeth.



 
 
 

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