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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Island Home 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 community such as Island Home to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Island Home to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 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 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 6,545 miles [10,533.2 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Island Home ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Island Home, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North Northeast

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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 begins in Island Home. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Island Home) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8496, Longitude: -85.9080     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Island Home 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 Island Home 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 313.102 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.531 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.086 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Island Home.