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Whispering Pines, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Whispering Pines 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 5 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 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,603 miles [10,626.5 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 7,298 miles [11,745 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whispering Pines ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Whispering Pines.

While the name Whispering Pines is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Gila County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the West Northwest

Greenlee County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

Lake County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the West Northwest

San Diego County

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Distance: About 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Okeechobee County

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Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northeast

Coweta County

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Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the North Northeast

Dougherty County

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Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East Northeast

Heard County

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Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the North

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Illinois

Will County

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Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the North

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

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Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast

Scotland County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Pickens County

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Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Unicoi County

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Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the West

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Whispering Pines, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

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Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the North

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whispering Pines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2418, Longitude: -85.4797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whispering Pines 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 Whispering Pines 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 312.745 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.896 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.261 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whispering Pines.



 
 
 

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