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Shady Acres, Alabama
(Saint Clair 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:

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shady Acres to Ashville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 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 7,239 miles [11,650 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 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

Elmore County

Our profile page for Shady Acres, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South

Marshall County

Our profile page for Shady Acres, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 57 miles [91.7 km] to the North

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Appling County

Our profile page for Shady Acres, Appling County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East Southeast

Glynn County

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Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East Southeast


Morgan County

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Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North Northwest


Charles County

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Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Northeast

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Lee County

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Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Northumberland County

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Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast

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Lexington County

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Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the East

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Coffee County

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Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the North

Hamilton County

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Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Harris County

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Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the West Southwest

Jim Wells County

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Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the West Southwest

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The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 from Shady Acres. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 33.6501, Longitude: -86.4533     [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 313.475 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.073 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.128 degrees.

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