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Forestdale, Alabama
(Lee 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 & 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 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:

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Forestdale to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 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 2,481 miles [3,992.8 km] to the Northwest


Muscogee County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 33 miles [53.1 km] to the East Southeast


Barnstable County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Barnstable County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the Northeast


Neshoba County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the West

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New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the East

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the North

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Prince William County

Our profile page for Forestdale, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forestdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5954, Longitude: -85.4677     [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 312.828 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.179 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.971 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Forestdale.