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Terrace Heights, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Terrace Heights 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 Heights 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 Heights to:

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Terrace Heights to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Terrace Heights ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Terrace Heights.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Terrace Heights, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km] to the Northeast

Washington

Yakima County

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Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrace Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2018, Longitude: -86.8681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrace Heights 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 Heights 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 313.756 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.474 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.176 degrees.

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