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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for De Funiak Springs.

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How Far From De Funiak Springs 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 city such as De Funiak Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tallahassee [Map], which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from De Funiak Springs to Tallahassee, 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 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,655 miles [10,710.2 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 7,350 miles [11,828.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,232 miles [8,420.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near De Funiak Springs ...

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.

Argyle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of De Funiak Springs   [Map]
Cluster Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Liberty   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
New Home   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

The official website for Walton County: www.co.walton.fl.us/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for De Funiak Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from De Funiak Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Funiak Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7208, Longitude: -86.1209     [Map].

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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 De Funiak Springs 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 313.074 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.205 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.601 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for De Funiak Springs.



 
 
 

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