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Whiteside, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Whiteside to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,504 miles [10,467.2 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,093 miles [8,196.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whiteside ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Whiteside.

While the name Whiteside is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Whiteside, Reno County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Northwest

Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Whiteside, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Northwest

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Whiteside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km] to the Northeast

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Whiteside, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Whiteside, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 from Whiteside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whiteside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whiteside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6334, Longitude: -86.9514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whiteside 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 Whiteside 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 313.831 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.62 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.115 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whiteside.



 
 
 

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