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Union Crossroads, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Union Crossroads 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 over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 640 miles [1,030 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 Union Crossroads ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Union Crossroads.

While the name Union Crossroads is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

South Carolina

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Union Crossroads, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East Northeast

Williamsburg County

Our profile page for Union Crossroads, Williamsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5710, Longitude: -85.4116     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union Crossroads 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 Union Crossroads 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 312.793 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.136 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.954 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Union Crossroads.



 
 
 

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