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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Ashridge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ashridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Ashridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,545 miles [10,533.2 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,134 miles [8,262.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ashridge ...

While the name Ashridge is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Ashridge, Concordia Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2348, Longitude: -87.4686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashridge 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 Ashridge 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 314.124 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.904 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.415 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ashridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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