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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Pine Lake Village 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 Pine Lake Village 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 Lake Village to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Pine Lake Village to Guntersville, 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 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 613 miles [986.5 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 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pine Lake Village ...

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.

Apple Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Pine Lake Village   [Map]
Egypt   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Friendship   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grassy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hog Jaw   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hopewell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Joppa   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
May Apple (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
New Harmony   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Oleander   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rice   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Scant City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Strawberry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Thrasher Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union Hill   -   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 Pine Lake Village. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Pine Lake Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
 
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Pine Lake Village

Huntsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Pine Lake Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pine Lake Village. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pine Lake Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine Lake Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Lake Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3370, Longitude: -86.5394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Lake Village 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 Lake Village 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 313.565 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.272 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.011 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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