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Whitehouse, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Whitehouse to Hamilton, 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.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 148 miles [238.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitehouse ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Whitehouse.

While the name Whitehouse is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Shasta County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the West Northwest


Duval County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Southeast


Henry County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the East


Johnson County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Northeast

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Acadia Parish

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Acadia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Southwest

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Baltimore County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Randolph County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Randolph County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Lawrence County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lawrence County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lucas County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Whitehouse
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Our profile page for Whitehouse   [Map]
Distance: About 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km] to the Northeast

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Hickman County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the North

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Smith County

Our profile page for Whitehouse, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitehouse. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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' (or point-to-point) distance from Whitehouse. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitehouse) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitehouse. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1215, Longitude: -87.7322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitehouse 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 Whitehouse 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 314.278 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.066 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.548 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Whitehouse, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitehouse.