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Hyattsville, Maryland

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Upper Marlboro [Map], which is the Seat of Prince George's County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hyattsville to Upper Marlboro, with an average speed<2> 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 four to five hours.
  • Annapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Maryland, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East (E). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is just to the Southwest (SW).
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,891 miles [9,480.6 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 6,596 miles [10,615.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,473 miles [7,198.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hyattsville ...

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

Communities Outside of Maryland


Garrard County

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Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hyattsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hyattsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hyattsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9611, Longitude: -76.9548     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hyattsville 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 Hyattsville 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 307.837 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.389 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.655 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hyattsville.