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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wahl to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Wahl to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wahl to Brewton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,689 miles [10,764.9 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 7,389 miles [11,891.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wahl ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Wahl, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,201 miles [3,542.2 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wahl. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0052, Longitude: -87.2214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wahl 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 Wahl 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 313.738 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.014 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.959 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wahl.