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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Cherokee Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 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 Cherokee Acres ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Cherokee Acres, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherokee Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2432, Longitude: -85.4144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherokee Acres 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 Cherokee Acres 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 312.707 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.853 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.236 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cherokee Acres.