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Young Place, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the West (W).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Young Place to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,583 miles [10,594.3 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Young Place ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Young Place.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

New Mexico

San Juan County

Our profile page for Young Place, San Juan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Young Place, Santa Fe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the West Northwest

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Young Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3524, Longitude: -86.2300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Young Place 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 Young Place 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 313.26 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.645 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.316 degrees.

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