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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Fieldstown 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,257 miles [11,679 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fieldstown ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Virginia

Amelia County

Our profile page for Fieldstown, Amelia County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fieldstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6420, Longitude: -86.8558     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fieldstown 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 Fieldstown 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 313.716 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.351 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.292 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fieldstown.