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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Griffin Heights 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 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Griffin Heights ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Griffin Heights.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Griffin Heights. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Hall County

Our profile page for Griffin Heights, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Griffin Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2566, Longitude: -85.4355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Griffin Heights 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 Griffin Heights 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 312.72 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.87 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.241 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Griffin Heights.