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Royal Pines, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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How Far From Royal Pines 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 Royal Pines to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Royal Pines to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,602 miles [10,624.9 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 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Royal Pines ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Royal Pines.

While the name Royal Pines is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Royal Pines, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the West

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Buncombe County

Our profile page for Royal Pines, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Northeast


Sullivan County

Our profile page for Royal Pines, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal Pines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1804, Longitude: -87.6245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Royal Pines 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 Royal Pines 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 314.15 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.789 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.697 degrees.

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