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Zimmerman, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Perry County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Zimmerman to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 723 miles [1,163.6 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 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,619 miles [10,652.2 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 7,326 miles [11,790.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Zimmerman ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Zimmerman.

While the name Zimmerman is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Zimmerman, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the West Southwest


Sherburne County

Our profile page for Zimmerman, Sherburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the North Northwest

North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Zimmerman, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Northeast


Greene County

Our profile page for Zimmerman, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Zimmerman   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Somerset County

Our profile page for Zimmerman, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Zimmerman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Zimmerman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zimmerman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6157, Longitude: -87.3825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zimmerman 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 Zimmerman 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 313.963 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.495 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.713 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 Zimmerman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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