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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Southern Estates 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 community such as Southern 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 Southern Estates to:

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Southern Estates to Brewton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,699 miles [10,781 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 7,400 miles [11,909.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,279 miles [8,495.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southern Estates ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Virginia

Prince George County

Our profile page for Southern Estates, Prince George County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southern Estates. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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 stretches from Southern Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southern Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0099, Longitude: -87.4730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern 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 Southern 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 313.886 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.186 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.053 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southern Estates.



 
 
 

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