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

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

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

  • Phenix City [Map], which is the Seat of Russell County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Uhland to Phenix City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 7,239 miles [11,650 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 Uhland ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Hays County

Our profile page for Uhland, Hays County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Uhland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4263, Longitude: -85.2866     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Uhland 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 Uhland 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 312.712 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.021 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.938 degrees.

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