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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sunset Mill Village to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Mill Village 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 Mill Village to:

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Sunset Mill Village to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,615 miles [10,645.8 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 7,320 miles [11,780.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,197 miles [8,363.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset Mill Village ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Berlin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Sunset Mill Village   [Map]
Casey   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fortune Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
King's Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Manila   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Marion Junction   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Grove (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Potter   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stonewall   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Creek Junction   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunset Mill Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunset Mill Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Mill Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4043, Longitude: -87.0511     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Mill Village 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 Mill Village 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.75 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.219 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.625 degrees.

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