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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From White Crossroads to ...

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from White Crossroads to Wedowee, 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 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 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 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near White Crossroads ...

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.

Bacon Level   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of White Crossroads   [Map]
Big Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Cornhouse   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Doublehead   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
High Pine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
High Shoals   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lee Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lime   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mason (GA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1957, Longitude: -85.3433     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Crossroads 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 White Crossroads 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 312.789 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.218 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.789 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White Crossroads.