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Shady Brook, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Shady Brook 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 community such as Shady Brook to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shady Brook to Birmingham, 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,566 miles [10,567 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shady Brook ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Shady Brook.

While the name Shady Brook is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Dickinson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northwest

New Mexico

Taos County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Taos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the West Northwest

New York

Dutchess County

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Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Cabarrus County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Cabarrus County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Weber County

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Distance: About 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the 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 starting from Shady Brook. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shady Brook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3665, Longitude: -86.9703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shady Brook 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 Shady Brook 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 313.768 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.372 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.396 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Shady Brook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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