;
  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Bashi, Alabama
(Clarke County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

The location of Bashi

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Bashi
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bashi to Grove Hill, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,670 miles [10,734.3 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 7,376 miles [11,870.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bashi ...

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Bashi.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Alabama Community

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bashi. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9713, Longitude: -87.8614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bashi have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Bashi to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.199 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.681 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.026 degrees.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bashi.