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Monterey Drive, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Monterey Drive 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monterey Drive ...

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.

Chapelwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Monterey Drive   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crestdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dearing Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Fox Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
High Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hightown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Mariners Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Riverchase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Roselawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Smoke Rise   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Warrior Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wood Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [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 Monterey Drive. 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Monterey Drive

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Monterey Drive

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey Drive. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2610, Longitude: -87.5628     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monterey Drive 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 Monterey Drive 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 314.118 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.763 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.656 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:

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