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Magnolia Beach, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Magnolia 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 Magnolia 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 Magnolia Beach to:

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Magnolia Beach to Bay Minette, 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 159 miles [255.9 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 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 845 miles [1,359.9 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 6,742 miles [10,850.2 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 7,442 miles [11,976.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,321 miles [8,563.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Magnolia Beach ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Magnolia Beach.

While the name Magnolia Beach is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Bay County

Our profile page for Magnolia Beach, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the East

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Magnolia Beach, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Southeast


Lake County

Our profile page for Magnolia Beach, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North


Calhoun County

Our profile page for Magnolia Beach, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West Southwest

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King County

Our profile page for Magnolia Beach, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,164 miles [3,482.6 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magnolia Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5158, Longitude: -87.9175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Magnolia 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 Magnolia 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 314.102 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.369 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.309 degrees.

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