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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Eastridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 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 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eastridge ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Eastridge.

While the name Eastridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Eastridge, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the West Northwest

Louisiana

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Eastridge, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the South Southwest

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Eastridge, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Eastridge, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the West Northwest

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The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eastridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7590, Longitude: -86.5553     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eastridge 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 Eastridge 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 313.596 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.366 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.922 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eastridge.