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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lakeview Beach.

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How Far From Lakeview Beach 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 Lakeview Beach to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Lakeview Beach to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 584 miles [939.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,473 miles [10,417.3 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 7,184 miles [11,561.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lakeview Beach ...

While the name Lakeview Beach is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Our profile page for Lakeview Beach   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeview Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5679, Longitude: -86.1269     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeview Beach 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 Lakeview Beach 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 313.327 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.029 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.79 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lakeview Beach.