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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Monterey Park 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 Park 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 Park to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the North Northwest (NNW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Monterey Park to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,166 miles [8,313.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monterey Park ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Monterey Park.

While the name Monterey Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Monterey Park, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the West Northwest

New Mexico

Valencia County

Our profile page for Monterey Park, Valencia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the West Northwest

North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Monterey Park, Gaston County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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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 starts in Monterey Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monterey Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3057, Longitude: -86.2389     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monterey Park 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 Park 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 313.262 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.641 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.329 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Monterey Park.