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Sunshine Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the Northeast (NE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Sunshine Acres 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 40 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 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunshine Acres ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Sunshine Acres.

While the name Sunshine Acres is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Sunshine Acres, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the West

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Sunshine Acres, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunshine Acres, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Muscogee County

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Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunshine Acres, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sunshine Acres, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for Sunshine Acres, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Sunshine Acres, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the West

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Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for Sunshine Acres, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunshine Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3210, Longitude: -86.2950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine Acres 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 Sunshine Acres 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 313.296 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.682 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.348 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunshine Acres.



 
 
 

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