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Valley View Estates, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Valley View Estates.

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How Far From Valley View Estates 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 Valley View Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Valley View Estates 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 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,480 miles [10,428.5 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 7,193 miles [11,576 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,069 miles [8,157.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Valley View Estates ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Valley View Estates.

While the name Valley View Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Valley View Estates, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast

South Dakota

Roberts County

Our profile page for Valley View Estates, Roberts County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the North Northwest

Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Valley View Estates, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the Southwest

West Virginia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Valley View Estates, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley View Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8151, Longitude: -86.5769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valley View Estates 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 Valley View Estates 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 313.612 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.392 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.919 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valley View Estates.



 
 
 

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