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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from South Gate 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 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Gate ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name South Gate.

While the name South Gate is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for South Gate, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the West

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for South Gate, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the Southeast

Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for South Gate, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North Northeast

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for South Gate, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Washington County

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Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the East Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Gate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6254, Longitude: -86.5533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Gate 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 South Gate 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 313.588 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.339 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.952 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for South Gate.