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Parkwood Estates, Alabama

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Parkwood Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,485 miles [10,436.6 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkwood Estates ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Parkwood Estates.

While the name Parkwood Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Kandiyohi County

Our profile page for Parkwood Estates, Kandiyohi County   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the North Northwest

North Carolina

Lee County

Our profile page for Parkwood Estates, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East

South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Parkwood Estates, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East Southeast


Davidson County

Our profile page for Parkwood Estates, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the North

Rutherford County

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Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the North

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Harris County

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Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Weber County

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Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington County

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Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7620, Longitude: -86.6381     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkwood Estates 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 Parkwood Estates 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 313.646 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.425 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.956 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Parkwood Estates.