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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chandlers Ferry to Dothan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,590 miles [10,605.6 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 7,283 miles [11,720.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chandlers Ferry ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Chandlers Ferry.

While the name Chandlers Ferry is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Georgia

Hart County

Our profile page for Chandlers Ferry, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the North Northeast

South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Chandlers Ferry, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chandlers Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0988, Longitude: -85.0319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chandlers Ferry 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 Chandlers Ferry 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 312.478 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.567 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.125 degrees.

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