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Shady Acres, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Shady Acres 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 Shady Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shady Acres to Wetumpka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,581 miles [10,591.1 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shady Acres ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Shady Acres.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Shady Acres. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 13 of those located in the United States.

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Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Shady Acres, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the North

Saint Clair County

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Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North

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Appling County

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Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Southeast

Glynn County

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Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Southeast


Morgan County

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Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the North Northwest


Charles County

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Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast

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Lee County

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Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the Northwest

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Northumberland County

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Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Northeast

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Lexington County

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Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Coffee County

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Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the North

Hamilton County

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Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Harris County

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Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the West Southwest

Jim Wells County

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Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5065, Longitude: -86.3752     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shady Acres 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 Shady Acres 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 313.356 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.778 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.341 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shady Acres.