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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Terrace Acres 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 Terrace 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 Terrace Acres to:

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Terrace Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 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 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Terrace Acres ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Terrace Acres, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the South Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Terrace Acres ...

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.

Cedar Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Terrace Acres   [Map]
Cloverleaf   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Forestdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Glen Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Granite Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oak Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Pickwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stonegate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Twin Creeks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Union Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Village Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Terrace Acres. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Terrace Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<7>
 
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Terrace Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

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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 stretches from Terrace Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Terrace Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrace Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5929, Longitude: -85.4613     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrace 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 Terrace 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.824 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.174 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.969 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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