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Whites Bluff, Alabama

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

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How Far From Whites Bluff 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 Whites Bluff to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Whites Bluff to Selma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,627 miles [10,665.1 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 7,332 miles [11,799.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whites Bluff ...

While the name Whites Bluff is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Whites Bluff   [Map]
Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Whites Bluff. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whites Bluff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whites Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2699, Longitude: -87.1819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whites Bluff 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 Whites Bluff 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 313.818 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.279 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.703 degrees.

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