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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Pecan Grove Estates.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Pecan Grove 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 Pecan Grove 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 Pecan Grove Estates to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the Southwest (SW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Pecan Grove Estates to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,582 miles [10,592.7 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pecan Grove Estates ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Pecan Grove Estates   [Map]
Eastern Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Flatwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Garden Square   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Grove Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Johnstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
King Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Morningview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Open Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosemary   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunshine Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Timbers   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Wildwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Young Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Pecan Grove Estates. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Pecan Grove Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Pecan Grove Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Pecan Grove Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Pecan Grove Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pecan Grove Estates. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pecan Grove Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3974, Longitude: -86.2714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pecan Grove 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 Pecan Grove 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.287 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.683 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.323 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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