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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Underwood Estates 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 Underwood Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Underwood Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,523 miles [10,497.8 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 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Underwood Estates ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Underwood Estates, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Underwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8623, Longitude: -87.6931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Underwood Estates 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 Underwood Estates 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 314.298 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.191 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.374 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Underwood Estates.