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Sherwood Estates, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sherwood Estates 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 Sherwood Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sherwood Estates 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 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,511 miles [10,478.4 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 7,224 miles [11,625.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherwood Estates ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Sherwood Estates.

While the name Sherwood Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Saline County

Our profile page for Sherwood Estates, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West


Cobb County

Our profile page for Sherwood Estates, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the East Southeast


Anderson County

Our profile page for Sherwood Estates, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the East Northeast

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Sherwood Estates, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Sherwood Estates, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Northeast

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Stafford County

Our profile page for Sherwood Estates, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5818, Longitude: -87.0458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Estates 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 Sherwood Estates 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 313.886 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.676 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.165 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sherwood Estates.