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Avalon Park, Alabama

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Avalon Park to Birmingham, 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 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,149 miles [8,286.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Avalon Park ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Avalon Park.

While the name Avalon Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Cook County

Our profile page for Avalon Park, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North


Wicomico County

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Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the East Northeast


Greene County

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Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northwest


Our profile page for Avalon Park   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avalon Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4307, Longitude: -86.9903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avalon Park 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 Avalon Park 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.784 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.40 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.391 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Avalon Park.