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Golden Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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How Far From Golden Acres to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Golden Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Golden Acres 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 5 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 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Golden Acres ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Golden Acres.

While the name Golden Acres is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Fulton County

Our profile page for Golden Acres, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the East Northeast


Peoria County

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Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northwest


Allen County

Our profile page for Golden Acres, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Columbia County

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Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the Northeast

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Harris County

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Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the West Southwest

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Davis County

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Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 1,438 miles [2,314.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Golden Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1462, Longitude: -87.4642     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Golden Acres 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 Golden Acres 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 314.051 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.669 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.64 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Golden Acres.