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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Annapolis [Map], which is the Seat of Anne Arundel County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Augusta Acres to Annapolis, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,870 miles [9,446.8 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 6,575 miles [10,581.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,452 miles [7,164.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Augusta Acres ...

While the name Augusta Acres is unique within Maryland, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Maryland

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Augusta Acres, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Augusta Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1271, Longitude: -76.6152     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Augusta Acres 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 Augusta Acres 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 307.626 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.174 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.447 degrees.

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