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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pine Dale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pine Dale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pine Dale to Athens, with an average speed<2> 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 183 miles [294.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 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 6,483 miles [10,433.4 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 5,073 miles [8,164.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Dale ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Polk County

Our profile page for Pine Dale, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the South Southeast

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The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Dale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9623, Longitude: -86.8275     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Dale 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 Pine Dale 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 313.772 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.598 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.989 degrees.

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