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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Town and Country.

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How Far From Town and Country 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 Town and Country to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Town and Country to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three 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 639 miles [1,028.4 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 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Town and Country ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Town and Country.

While the name Town and Country is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Richmond County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East Northeast

Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Town and Country, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the West

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the Northwest

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Town and Country. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6249, Longitude: -85.4586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Town and Country 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 Town and Country 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 308.179 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.961 degrees.

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