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Forestdale, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Forestdale 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 most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 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 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Forestdale ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Forestdale.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Forestdale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States and Canada - with 11 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Forestdale   [Map]
Distance: About 2,377 miles [3,825.4 km] to the Northwest


Muscogee County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East Southeast


Barnstable County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Barnstable County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the Northeast


Neshoba County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the Northeast

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Prince William County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Forestdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forestdale) 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 Forestdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forestdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forestdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5701, Longitude: -86.8964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Forestdale 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 Forestdale 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 313.736 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.364 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.323 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Forestdale.