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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from McDade to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 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 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,577 miles [10,584.7 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 7,278 miles [11,712.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,157 miles [8,299.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named McDade ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name McDade.

While the name McDade is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for McDade, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West

North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for McDade, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northeast

Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for McDade, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the West

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 McDade. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McDade) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McDade. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3157, Longitude: -86.0463     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McDade 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 McDade 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 313.149 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.512 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.253 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McDade.