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Stedman, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stedman to Andalusia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the North (N). 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 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,646 miles [10,695.7 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 7,343 miles [11,817.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,224 miles [8,407.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stedman ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Stedman.

While the name Stedman is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Stedman, San Bernardino County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the West Northwest

New York

Chautauqua County

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Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the North Northeast

North Carolina

Cumberland County

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Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stedman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0713, Longitude: -86.3036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stedman 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 Stedman 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 313.208 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.409 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.601 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 Stedman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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