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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pine Shores 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 Pine Shores 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 Shores to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Pine Shores to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pine Shores ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Pine Shores, Sarasota County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Sarasota County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pine Shores ...

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.

Bucksnort   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Pine Shores   [Map]
Claysville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Cottonville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Cushion   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Fishtrap Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fort Deposit (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glen Haven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Grant   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hebron   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Henryville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Holiday Shores   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Honey Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Honeycomb Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Keel (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Playground Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stapler Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Shores. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Pine Shores

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<8>
 
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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Pine Shores

Huntsville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Pine Shores

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 Shores. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Pine Shores. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pine Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4648, Longitude: -86.2991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Shores 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 Shores 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 313.426 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.129 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.884 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Pine Shores could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pine Shores.