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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Standing Rock.

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How Far From Standing Rock 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 Standing Rock to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Standing Rock to LaFayette, 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 77 miles [123.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Standing Rock ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Standing Rock.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Lee County

Our profile page for Standing Rock, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North Northeast

New Mexico

McKinley County

Our profile page for Standing Rock, McKinley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the West Northwest

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The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Standing Rock. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Standing Rock) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Standing Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Standing Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Standing Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0796, Longitude: -85.2531     [Map].

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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 Standing Rock 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 312.73 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.133 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.78 degrees.

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