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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Mackies to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mackies to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Mackies to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 148 miles [238.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 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 7,435 miles [11,965.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,314 miles [8,552.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mackies ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Ontario

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Distance: About 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mackies. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8330, Longitude: -88.0681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mackies 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 Mackies 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 314.221 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.551 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.311 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mackies.