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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Scottsboro 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 city such as Scottsboro to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Scottsboro 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 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 578 miles [930.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,467 miles [10,407.6 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 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,054 miles [8,133.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scottsboro ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Scottsboro.

While the name Scottsboro is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Georgia

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Scottsboro, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Southeast

Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Scottsboro, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Scottsboro. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scottsboro) 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 Scottsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scottsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottsboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6436, Longitude: -86.0494     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scottsboro 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 Scottsboro 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 313.283 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.99 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.741 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Scottsboro.