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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Lapine to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,603 miles [10,626.5 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lapine ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Lapine, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lapine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lapine. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lapine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lapine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9657, Longitude: -86.2844     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lapine 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 Lapine 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 313.265 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.597 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.416 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lapine.