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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Skinem to Huntsville, 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 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Skinem ...

While the name Skinem is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Skinem, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest

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The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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 beginning in Skinem. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Skinem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skinem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9576, Longitude: -86.5186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skinem 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 Skinem 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 313.583 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.379 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.862 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Skinem.