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Majestic, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Majestic to Birmingham, 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 100 miles [160.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,248 miles [11,664.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,124 miles [8,246.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Majestic ...

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

Communities Outside of Alabama


Pike County

Our profile page for Majestic, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Majestic. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Majestic

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Majestic. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7495, Longitude: -86.7605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Majestic 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 Majestic 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 313.665 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.307 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.23 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Majestic.