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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Nash Town once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Nash Town to:

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nash Town to Centreville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,581 miles [10,591.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • 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).<7>

Communities Also Named Nash Town ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Virginia

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Nash Town, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Nash Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Nash Town. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nash Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nash Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nash Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nash Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1182, Longitude: -87.0597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nash Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Nash Town to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.805 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.381 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.484 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nash Town.