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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From University Park to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as University Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from University Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 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 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named University Park ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name University Park.

While the name University Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Orange County

Our profile page for University Park, Orange County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for University Park, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Denver County

Our profile page for University Park, Denver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for University Park, Duval County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Duval County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for University Park, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the South Southeast

Orange County

Our profile page for University Park, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the Southeast

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for University Park, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for University Park, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North

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Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for University Park, Mahaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for University Park, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for University Park, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for University Park, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for University Park, Saint Louis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for University Park, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km] to the West

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for University Park, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for University Park, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for University Park, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for University Park, Bexar County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bexar County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dallas County

Our profile page for University Park, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the West

Harris County

Our profile page for University Park, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the West Southwest

Wichita County

Our profile page for University Park, Wichita County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wichita County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for University Park, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for University Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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' distance from University Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- University Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in University Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7406, Longitude: -86.6230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for University Park 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 University Park 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 313.636 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.41 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.955 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for University Park.



 
 
 

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