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Vineland Park, Alabama

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

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How Far From Vineland 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 Vineland 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 Vineland Park to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Vineland Park to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vineland Park ...

While the name Vineland Park is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Vineland Park, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East Northeast

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vineland Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4398, Longitude: -86.9947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vineland 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 Vineland 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 313.787 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.405 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.391 degrees.

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