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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Suncrest to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Suncrest ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Suncrest.

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

British Columbia

Our profile page for Suncrest   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the Northwest

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Suncrest, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,673 miles [2,692.4 km] to the West

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Suncrest, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the West Northwest

West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Suncrest, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Suncrest, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suncrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8884, Longitude: -87.6847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Suncrest 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 Suncrest 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 314.294 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.191 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.364 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Suncrest.