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

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How Far From Scott Ford 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 Scott Ford to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Scott Ford to Russellville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scott Ford ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Scott Ford.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Scott Ford, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the Northwest

Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Scott Ford, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scott Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3709, Longitude: -87.9195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scott Ford 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 Scott Ford 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 314.408 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.251 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.573 degrees.

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