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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lake Cove 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 Lake Cove to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lake Cove to Tuscaloosa, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 700 miles [1,126.5 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 6,591 miles [10,607.2 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 7,302 miles [11,751.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lake Cove ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Louisiana

Evangeline Parish

Our profile page for Lake Cove, Evangeline Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the West Southwest

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The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3687, Longitude: -87.5906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Cove 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 Lake Cove 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 314.142 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.806 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.645 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lake Cove.