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Vestavia Estates, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Vestavia 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 Vestavia 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 Vestavia Estates to:

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Vestavia 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 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,499 miles [10,459.1 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vestavia Estates ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Vestavia Estates.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Vestavia Estates. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Cherokee County

Our profile page for Vestavia Estates, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East Southeast

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 beginning in Vestavia Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vestavia Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vestavia Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7862, Longitude: -87.0056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vestavia 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 Vestavia 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 313.872 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.689 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.103 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vestavia Estates.



 
 
 

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