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Vashti, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Vashti to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,673 miles [10,739.2 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 7,377 miles [11,872.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,255 miles [8,457.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vashti ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Vashti.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

North Carolina

Alexander County

Our profile page for Vashti, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northeast

North Dakota

Stutsman County

Our profile page for Vashti, Stutsman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the North Northwest

Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Vashti, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the West Northwest

Virginia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Vashti, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vashti. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7032, Longitude: -87.6381     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vashti 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 Vashti 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 314.044 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.464 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.989 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vashti.



 
 
 

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