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Bellemeade, Alabama
(Madison County)

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Bellemeade to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,483 miles [10,433.4 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 7,196 miles [11,580.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bellemeade ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Bellemeade.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Bellemeade. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Bellemeade, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 58 miles [93.3 km] to the West

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bellemeade, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Cobb County

Our profile page for Bellemeade, Cobb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cobb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bellemeade, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North Northeast


Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Bellemeade, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the South Southwest


Warren County

Our profile page for Bellemeade, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Rowan County

Our profile page for Bellemeade, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Richmond City

Our profile page for Bellemeade, Richmond City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Richmond City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellemeade. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7576, Longitude: -86.5705     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bellemeade 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 Bellemeade 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.605 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.377 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.929 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bellemeade.


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