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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Paces to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Paces 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 Paces once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Paces to:

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Paces to Linden, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,649 miles [10,700.5 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 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Paces ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for Paces, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East 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 Paces, 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 stretches from Paces. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Paces) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paces. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4699, Longitude: -87.9486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paces 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 Paces 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 314.292 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.856 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.966 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Paces.