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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Arredondo Grant to ...

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

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

  • Gainesville [Map], which is the Seat of Alachua County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Tallahassee [Map], which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Arredondo Grant to Tallahassee, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 709 miles [1,141 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 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 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,214 miles [11,609.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arredondo Grant ...

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.

Clinch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Arredondo Grant   [Map]
Green Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
John H McIntosh Grant   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Riceland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Robinson Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Robinswood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rocky Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Ruthland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Arredondo Grant. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Tom Petty     (Thomas Earl Petty)
  Musician. He was born in Gainesville (Florida) on Friday October 20, 1950 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Monday October 2, 2017 at an age of 67.

Gainesville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Arredondo Grant

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Petty<7>
 
Mel Tillis     (Lonnie Melvin Tillis)
  Singer, musician, songwriter. He was born in Tampa (Florida) on Monday August 8, 1932 and died in Ocala (Florida) on Sunday November 19, 2017 at an age of 85. He was buried at Woodall Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Ocala [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Arredondo Grant

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Tillis

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arredondo Grant. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5836, Longitude: -82.2915     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arredondo Grant 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 Arredondo Grant 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 310.853 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.48 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.489 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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