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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Perdido Beach to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 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 7,431 miles [11,959 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,311 miles [8,547.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Perdido Beach ...

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.

Gulf Beach (FL) (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Perdido Beach   [Map]
Haven Park (FL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Joseph Cruzat Grant (FL)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Josephine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Orange Beach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Paradise Beach (FL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Grove (FL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Seaglades (FL)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Swift   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Perdido Beach: www.townofperdidobeach.org/

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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' distance starting from Perdido Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Perdido Beach) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Perdido Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Perdido Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perdido Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3454, Longitude: -87.5060     [Map].

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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 Perdido Beach 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 313.845 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.047 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.184 degrees.

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