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Steiner, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the West Southwest (WSW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Steiner to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Steiner ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Steiner.

While the name Steiner is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Steiner, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the North Northeast

Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Steiner, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the West Northwest

Texas

Bosque County

Our profile page for Steiner, Bosque County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Bosque County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Steiner, Randolph County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steiner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3504, Longitude: -86.2608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steiner 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 Steiner 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 313.278 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.666 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.329 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 Steiner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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