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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Weathers to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Weathers to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Weathers 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 three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,525 miles [10,501 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 7,230 miles [11,635.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,108 miles [8,220.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weathers ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Weathers.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Weathers, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West Northwest

Oklahoma

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Weathers, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weathers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3348, Longitude: -85.9625     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weathers 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 Weathers 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 313.163 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.669 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.002 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weathers.



 
 
 

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