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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Greenville [Map], which is the Seat of Butler County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Georgiana to Greenville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 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 7,339 miles [11,811 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,218 miles [8,397.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Georgiana ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Georgiana, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East Southeast

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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 from Georgiana. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Georgiana) 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 Georgiana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Georgiana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Georgiana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6392, Longitude: -86.7466     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Georgiana 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 Georgiana 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 313.512 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.838 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.658 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Georgiana.