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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Duggar Farms to Opelika, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,543 miles [10,529.9 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 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,123 miles [8,244.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Duggar Farms ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beehive   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Duggar Farms   [Map]
Cedar Brook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cloverleaf   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Forestdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Granite Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
James   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oak Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pickwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stonegate   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Creeks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Duggar Farms. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Duggar Farms

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duggar Farms. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5682, Longitude: -85.5319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duggar Farms 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 Duggar Farms 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.864 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.217 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.001 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Duggar Farms.



 
 
 

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