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Tuskegee, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Tuskegee to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 659 miles [1,060.6 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 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,257 miles [11,679 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tuskegee ...

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

Communities Outside of Alabama


Creek County

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Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Northwest

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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 from Tuskegee. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tuskegee) 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 Tuskegee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tuskegee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuskegee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4192, Longitude: -85.6793     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tuskegee 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 Tuskegee 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 312.941 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.285 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.09 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tuskegee.