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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smithport to Mobile, 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 169 miles [272 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,753 miles [10,867.9 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 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,333 miles [8,582.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithport ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Smithport, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4594, Longitude: -88.1150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithport 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 Smithport 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 314.213 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.49 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.393 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithport.