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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Brookwood Forest to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,496 miles [10,454.3 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookwood Forest ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Brookwood Forest, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 that stretches from Brookwood Forest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brookwood Forest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookwood Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7956, Longitude: -86.9306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookwood Forest 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 Brookwood Forest 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 313.826 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.638 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.07 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brookwood Forest.