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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 190 miles [305.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from McGee Town to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,526 miles [10,502.6 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near McGee Town ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cypress Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of McGee Town   [Map]
Cypress Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Cypress Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Florence   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Tree (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lovelace Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Mansion View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Petersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Stoney Point (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Terrace View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Three Forks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Brooks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGee Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8515, Longitude: -87.7481     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McGee Town 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 McGee Town 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 314.331 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.228 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.399 degrees.

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