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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Alandale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alandale and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Alandale:
    • 38.938937, -90.229278
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Alandale
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Alandale ...

We have found two communities that share the name Alandale.

Within Illinois, the name Alandale is unique.

Beyond Illinois, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Hall County
      • This Alandale is located in Hall County and lies 482 miles [775.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Alandale that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alandale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Alandale.
    • North Carolina
      • New Hanover County
      • This Alandale is located in New Hanover County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alandale that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alandale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Hanover County community of Alandale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alandale ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Black Jack [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Jack
    • Black Jack [Saint Louis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alandale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,921 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Jack
  • Black Walnut [Saint Charles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Walnut
    • Black Walnut [Saint Charles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alandale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Walnut
  • Cottage Hills [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Hills
    • Cottage Hills [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alandale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Hills
  • Cross Keys [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Keys
    • Cross Keys [Saint Louis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alandale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Keys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Ivy Heights [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy Heights
      • Ivy Heights [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy Heights
    • Lockhaven [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhaven
      • Lockhaven [Jersey County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Alandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhaven
    • Rosedale [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Rosewood Heights [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood Heights
      • Rosewood Heights [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood Heights
    • Shoveltown [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoveltown
      • Shoveltown [Saint Louis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoveltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoveltown
    • Spanish Lake [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Lake
      • Spanish Lake [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Lake
    • Wood River [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood River
      • Wood River [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alandale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wood River<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Alandale and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Edwardsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alandale to Edwardsville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Springfield, which is the State Capital of Illinois, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,422 miles [10,335.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,158 miles [11,519.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,039 miles [8,109.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Notables Page for Alandale

Mentions & References for Alandale

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alandale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alandale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9389, Longitude: -90.2293       In this case, the coordinates for Alandale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Alandale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.105 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.834 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.591 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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