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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Loch Haven to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Loch Haven ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Loch Haven.

While the name Loch Haven is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Loch Haven, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast

Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Loch Haven, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loch Haven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4054, Longitude: -86.7800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loch Haven 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 Loch Haven 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 313.656 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.248 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.312 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Loch Haven.