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Golfcrest, Michigan

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Monroe [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Lansing [Map], which is the State Capital of Michigan, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Golfcrest to Lansing, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,628 miles [7,448 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Golfcrest ...

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

Communities Outside of Michigan


Harris County

Our profile page for Golfcrest, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 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 beginning in Golfcrest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Golfcrest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Golfcrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9428, Longitude: -83.3702     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Golfcrest 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 Golfcrest 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 311.648 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.17 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.467 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Golfcrest.