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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sherwood Shores 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 Sherwood Shores 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 Shores to:

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sherwood Shores to Talladega, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 92 miles [148.1 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 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,518 miles [10,489.7 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 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherwood Shores ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Sherwood Shores.

While the name Sherwood Shores is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Kentucky

Marshall County

Our profile page for Sherwood Shores, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northwest

Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Sherwood Shores, Bell County
Although located in Bell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Burnet County

Our profile page for Sherwood Shores, Burnet County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the West Southwest

Grayson County

Our profile page for Sherwood Shores, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6801, Longitude: -86.1928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Shores 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 Shores 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 313.32 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.898 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.017 degrees.

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