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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Merrywood 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 6 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 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, 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 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Merrywood ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Merrywood.

While the name Merrywood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Merrywood, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East Southeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Merrywood, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southeast

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Merrywood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Merrywood, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Merrywood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merrywood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5865, Longitude: -86.9097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Merrywood 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 Merrywood 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 313.745 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.377 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.325 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Merrywood.