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River Terrace Estates, Alabama

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

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How Far From River Terrace 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 River Terrace 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 River Terrace Estates to:

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from River Terrace Estates to Talladega, 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 80 miles [128.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,528 miles [10,505.8 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 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,112 miles [8,227 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named River Terrace Estates ...

While the name River Terrace Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

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Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Terrace Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5162, Longitude: -86.2405     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River Terrace 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 River Terrace 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 313.339 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.898 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.072 degrees.

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