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Walnut Park, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Walnut Park 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 Walnut 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 Walnut Park to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Walnut Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,205 miles [11,595.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walnut Park ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Walnut Park.

While the name Walnut Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Walnut Park, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km] to the West

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Walnut Park, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0145, Longitude: -86.0591     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walnut 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 Walnut 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 313.258 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.873 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.889 degrees.

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