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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Magnolia Shores 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 Shores 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 Shores to:

  • Luverne [Map], which is the Seat of Crenshaw County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Magnolia Shores to Luverne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 28 miles [45.1 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 708 miles [1,139.4 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 6,605 miles [10,629.7 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Magnolia Shores ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Magnolia Shores, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magnolia Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9327, Longitude: -86.2941     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Magnolia Shores 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 Shores 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 313.268 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 310.427 degrees.

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