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Southern Pines, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Southern Pines 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 Pines 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 Pines to:

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Southern Pines to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,521 miles [10,494.5 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southern Pines ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Southern Pines.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Southern Pines, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the South Southeast

Maryland

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Southern Pines, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the East Northeast

North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Southern Pines, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Southern Pines, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East

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Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Southern Pines, Dinwiddie County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Southern Pines, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Southern Pines. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southern Pines) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Pines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2226, Longitude: -86.8908     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern Pines 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 Pines 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 313.771 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.495 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.18 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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