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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Dunbarton Oaks 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 5 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 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dunbarton Oaks ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Dunbarton Oaks.

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Dunbarton Oaks, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East

Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Dunbarton Oaks, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunbarton Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4723, Longitude: -86.7247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunbarton Oaks 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 Dunbarton Oaks 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 313.627 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.224 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.275 degrees.

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