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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Drifton to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Drifton ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Drifton.

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Drifton, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Southeast

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Drifton, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drifton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6815, Longitude: -87.2328     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Drifton 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 Drifton 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 313.946 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.622 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.436 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Drifton.