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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Longleaf 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 660 miles [1,062.2 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 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Longleaf ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Longleaf.

While the name Longleaf is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Longleaf, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the West Southwest

North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Longleaf, Moore County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Moore County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Longleaf, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East

Horry County

Our profile page for Longleaf, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Longleaf. 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Longleaf. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Longleaf) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Longleaf. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4196, Longitude: -86.7583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Longleaf 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 Longleaf 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.644 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.236 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.30 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Longleaf.