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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from McGhee to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,476 miles [10,422.1 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 7,184 miles [11,561.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,061 miles [8,144.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named McGhee ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name McGhee.

While the name McGhee is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for McGhee, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the West

Tennessee

Monroe County

Our profile page for McGhee, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGhee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1679, Longitude: -85.7325     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McGhee 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 McGhee 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 313.07 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.678 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.722 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McGhee.