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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Oka Kapassa 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 Oka Kapassa 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 Oka Kapassa once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Oka Kapassa to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Oka Kapassa to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 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 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Oka Kapassa ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for Oka Kapassa, Newton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southwest

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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 Oka Kapassa, 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Oka Kapassa. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oka Kapassa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oka Kapassa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7418, Longitude: -87.7334     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oka Kapassa 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 Oka Kapassa 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 314.316 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.196 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.417 degrees.

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