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Spanish Trace, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Spanish Trace 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 Spanish Trace to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spanish Trace to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 151 miles [243 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 838 miles [1,348.6 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 6,736 miles [10,840.5 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 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,316 miles [8,555.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spanish Trace ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Richmond County

Our profile page for Spanish Trace, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Northeast

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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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Spanish Trace. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spanish Trace) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spanish Trace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8296, Longitude: -88.1208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spanish Trace 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 Spanish Trace 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 314.252 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.586 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.332 degrees.

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