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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Ozan to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,567 miles [10,568.6 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ozan ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Ozan.

While the name Ozan is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Ozan, Hempstead County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the West

Montana

Granite County

Our profile page for Ozan, Granite County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ozan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1060, Longitude: -86.7155     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ozan 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 Ozan 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 313.598 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.14 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.349 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ozan.