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Piney Woods, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Piney Woods.

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How Far From Piney Woods 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 Piney Woods to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Heflin [Map], which is the Seat of Cleburne County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Piney Woods to Heflin, 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 112 miles [180.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 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 6,480 miles [10,428.5 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 7,186 miles [11,564.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,063 miles [8,148.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Piney Woods ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Piney Woods.

While the name Piney Woods is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Piney Woods, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the South Southeast


Haralson County

Our profile page for Piney Woods, Haralson County   [Map]
Distance: About 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East


Clare County

Our profile page for Piney Woods, Clare County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North


Rankin County

Our profile page for Piney Woods, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the West Southwest

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New Hanover County

Our profile page for Piney Woods, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Piney Woods, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Piney Woods, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Piney Woods. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Piney Woods) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piney Woods. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8215, Longitude: -85.4338     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piney Woods 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 Piney Woods 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 312.875 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.404 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.683 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Piney Woods.