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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Wilcox County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Estelle to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,642 miles [10,689.3 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 7,346 miles [11,822.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,224 miles [8,407.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Estelle ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Estelle.

While the name Estelle is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

California

Imperial County

Our profile page for Estelle, Imperial County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,644 miles [2,645.8 km] to the West

Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Estelle, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North Northeast

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Estelle, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Southwest

North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Estelle, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Estelle, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Estelle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9693, Longitude: -87.2025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Estelle 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 Estelle 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 313.807 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.225 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.769 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Estelle.