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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Blue Mountain 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 town such as Blue Mountain to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Mountain to Montgomery, 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,503 miles [10,465.6 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blue Mountain ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Blue Mountain.

While the name Blue Mountain is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Blue Mountain, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Moffat County

Our profile page for Blue Mountain, Moffat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the West Northwest

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Blue Mountain, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Blue Mountain, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Tippah County

Our profile page for Blue Mountain, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Blue Mountain, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ontario

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Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Blue Mountain, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,904 miles [3,064.2 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Warren County

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Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Blue Mountain. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Mountain) 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 Blue Mountain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Mountain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Mountain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6884, Longitude: -85.8381     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Mountain 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 Blue Mountain 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 313.109 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.655 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.874 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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