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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the East Northeast (ENE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Southern Meadows to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southern Meadows ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Southern Meadows.

While the name Southern Meadows is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Southern Meadows, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Northeast

Tennessee

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Southern Meadows, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Meadows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3340, Longitude: -86.3147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern Meadows 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 Southern Meadows 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 313.309 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.699 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.353 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southern Meadows.