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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mallard Point to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 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 about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 667 miles [1,073.4 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 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mallard Point ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Mallard Point.

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Arkansas

Baxter County

Our profile page for Mallard Point, Baxter County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Mallard Point, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the East Northeast

Kentucky

Scott County

Our profile page for Mallard Point, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northeast

Maryland

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Mallard Point, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Mallard Point, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mallard Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2890, Longitude: -86.7886     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mallard Point 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 Mallard Point 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 313.654 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.23 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.34 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mallard Point.