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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Whites Chapel to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,489 miles [10,443 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Whites Chapel.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whites Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0609, Longitude: -85.9230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whites Chapel 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 Whites Chapel 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 313.179 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.788 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.823 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whites Chapel.