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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Houston Corner to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 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 Houston Corner ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Houston Corner, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,189 miles [1,913.5 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7298, Longitude: -87.6342     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Houston Corner 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 Houston Corner 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 314.254 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.123 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.378 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Houston Corner.