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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Marcoot to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,523 miles [10,497.8 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 7,225 miles [11,627.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Marcoot ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Marcoot, Reynolds County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marcoot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9579, Longitude: -85.4891     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marcoot 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 Marcoot 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 312.862 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.268 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.899 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marcoot.