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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Smyer to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Smyer to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smyer to Grove Hill, 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 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,681 miles [10,752 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 7,387 miles [11,888.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,264 miles [8,471.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smyer ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Texas

Hockley County

Our profile page for Smyer, Hockley County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smyer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8935, Longitude: -88.0289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smyer 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 Smyer 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 314.293 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.779 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.106 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smyer.