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Yellow Pine, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Yellow Pine to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 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 7,426 miles [11,951 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,304 miles [8,536 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Yellow Pine ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Yellow Pine.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Idaho

Valley County

Our profile page for Yellow Pine, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the Northwest

Louisiana

Webster Parish

Our profile page for Yellow Pine, Webster Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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' distance beginning in Yellow Pine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yellow Pine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Yellow Pine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Yellow Pine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yellow Pine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4057, Longitude: -88.4297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yellow Pine 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 Yellow Pine 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 314.49 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.941 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.35 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Yellow Pine.



 
 
 

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