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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Ten Broeck to Fort Payne, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 143 miles [230.1 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 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,475 miles [10,420.5 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,061 miles [8,144.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ten Broeck ...

While the name Ten Broeck is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ten Broeck, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ten Broeck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4179, Longitude: -85.9869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ten Broeck 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 Ten Broeck 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 313.235 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.903 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.768 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ten Broeck.