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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Street once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Street to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Street to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>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 605 miles [973.7 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,495 miles [10,452.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Street ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Street.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Street, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Street, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Street, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Street. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Street) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Street. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2784, Longitude: -86.3261     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Street have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Street to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.433 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.111 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.937 degrees.

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