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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Satsuma 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 city such as Satsuma to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Satsuma to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,732 miles [10,834.1 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 7,434 miles [11,963.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,312 miles [8,548.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Satsuma ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Satsuma.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Putnam County

Our profile page for Satsuma, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East Southeast

Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Satsuma, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the West

Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Satsuma, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the West

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The official website for Satsuma: www.cityofsatsuma.com/

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Satsuma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8549, Longitude: -88.0605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Satsuma 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 Satsuma 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 314.219 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.551 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.304 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Satsuma.



 
 
 

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