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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ozark [Map], which is the Seat of Dale County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Munson Heights 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 715 miles [1,150.7 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 6,609 miles [10,636.2 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 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Munson Heights ...

While the name Munson Heights is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 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 starting in Munson Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Munson Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Munson Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3418, Longitude: -85.7283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Munson Heights 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 Munson Heights 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 312.896 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.084 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.333 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Munson Heights.