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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Wetumpka to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 675 miles [1,086.3 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 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wetumpka ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Wetumpka, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the South Southeast

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The official website for Wetumpka: www.wetumpka.al.us/

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Wetumpka. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wetumpka) 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 Wetumpka. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wetumpka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wetumpka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5394, Longitude: -86.2052     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wetumpka 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 Wetumpka 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 313.258 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.668 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.268 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wetumpka.