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Sunset Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunset Acres to Guntersville, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 612 miles [984.9 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 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset Acres ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Sunset Acres.

While the name Sunset Acres is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Our profile page for Sunset Acres   [Map]
Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the Northwest


Floyd County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the East


Butler County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the West Northwest


Frederick County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast

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Colfax County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Colfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Alamance County

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Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Northeast

Onslow County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the East

Wake County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sunset Acres
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East

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Greene County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East Northeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North

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Webb County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Webb County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3193, Longitude: -86.5139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Acres 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 Sunset Acres 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 313.548 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.25 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.005 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunset Acres.