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Cloverleaf, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Cloverleaf 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 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,211 miles [11,605 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 Cloverleaf ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Cloverleaf.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Cloverleaf. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States and Canada - with 6 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Maricopa County

Our profile page for Cloverleaf, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the West


Madison County

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

Rock Island County

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


Our profile page for Cloverleaf   [Map]
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Henry County

Our profile page for Cloverleaf, Henry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Harris County

Our profile page for Cloverleaf, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the West 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 starting in Cloverleaf. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cloverleaf) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cloverleaf. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7806, Longitude: -86.9522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cloverleaf 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 Cloverleaf 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 313.839 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.65 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.082 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cloverleaf, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cloverleaf.


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