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Blooming Grove, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Lamar County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Blooming Grove 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 8 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 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blooming Grove ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Blooming Grove.

While the name Blooming Grove is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Blooming Grove, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North Northeast


Jackson County

Our profile page for Blooming Grove, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Northeast

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Orange County

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Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the Northeast


Morrow County

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Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pike County

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Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the Northeast

York County

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Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northeast

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Giles County

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Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the North Northeast

Weakley County

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Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Navarro County

Our profile page for Blooming Grove, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blooming Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7937, Longitude: -87.9786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blooming Grove 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 Blooming Grove 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 314.407 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.171 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.717 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blooming Grove.