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Terrace Acres, Alabama

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

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How Far From Terrace 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 Terrace 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 Terrace Acres to:

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Terrace Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Terrace Acres ...

While the name Terrace Acres is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Hillsborough County

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Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the South Southeast

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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 starts in Terrace Acres. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Terrace Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrace Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5929, Longitude: -85.4613     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrace 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 Terrace 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 312.824 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.174 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.969 degrees.

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