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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lake Forest Estates 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 Lake Forest Estates 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 Forest Estates to:

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Lake Forest Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 633 miles [1,018.7 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 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 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 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,110 miles [8,223.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lake Forest Estates ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Lake Forest Estates.

While the name Lake Forest Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for Lake Forest Estates, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Edgefield County

Our profile page for Lake Forest Estates, Edgefield County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Lake Forest Estates, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Forest Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6904, Longitude: -85.3805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Forest Estates 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 Forest Estates 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 312.782 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.14 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.916 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lake Forest Estates.