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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Fairfield Village 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 665 miles [1,070.2 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 6,558 miles [10,554.1 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairfield Village ...

While the name Fairfield Village is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Fairfield Village, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Southeast

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairfield Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairfield Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4754, Longitude: -86.9125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield Village 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 Fairfield Village 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 313.74 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.355 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.35 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairfield Village.