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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From McPherson Landing to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as McPherson Landing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from McPherson Landing to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 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 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near McPherson Landing ...

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.

Cherry Dale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of McPherson Landing   [Map]
Fernridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Gardendale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Greenview   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Hull   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Jerusalem Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kings Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Sandy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maxwell   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mimosa Highlands   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Moundville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountainbrook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rosedale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosedale Courts   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Royal Pines   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Running Brook   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sky Ranch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Skyland Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
South Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Springbrook   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stokes   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
University Lane   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding McPherson Landing. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of McPherson Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<7>
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of McPherson Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McPherson Landing. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 beginning in McPherson Landing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McPherson Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McPherson Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0762, Longitude: -87.5886     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McPherson Landing 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 McPherson Landing 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 314.121 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.741 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.704 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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