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Fairhope, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Fairhope to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,740 miles [10,847 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 7,440 miles [11,973.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,320 miles [8,561.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairhope ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Fairhope.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama


McIntosh County

Our profile page for Fairhope, McIntosh County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the East


Stark County

Our profile page for Fairhope, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the North Northeast


Fayette County

Our profile page for Fairhope, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the North Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Fairhope, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the Northeast

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Roanoke City

Our profile page for Fairhope, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairhope. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairhope

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairhope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5244, Longitude: -87.8838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairhope 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 Fairhope 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 314.083 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.349 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.295 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairhope.