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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Macedonia to Hayneville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,624 miles [10,660.3 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 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,205 miles [8,376.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Macedonia ...

We have found 60 communities that share the name Macedonia.

Within Alabama, there are 5 communities which are also named Macedonia. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 52 communities in the United States - with 57 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Macedonia, we know of 3 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 39 miles [62.8 km] to the East Northeast

Pickens County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the Northwest

Walker County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the West Northwest

Conway County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Northwest

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the Northwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the Northeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the Northeast

Miller County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the East Southeast

Towns County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Towns County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

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

Christian County

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

Estill County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

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

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the West Northwest

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the Northwest

Forrest County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the West Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the Northwest

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Noxubee County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Phelps County

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

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cherokee County

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

Chowan County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Chowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

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

Wake County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the North

Clinton County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Clinton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Summit County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the Northeast

Juniata County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the Northeast

Lexington County

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

Newberry County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North Northwest

Haywood County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the North Northwest

McMinn County

Our profile page for Macedonia, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the North Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the North Northeast

Obion County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the North Northwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North

White County

Our profile page for Macedonia, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Austin County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Austin County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West Southwest

Bowie County

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

Camp County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Camp County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the West

Liberty County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the West

Marion County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West

Walker County

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

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Northeast

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Brazil   [Map]

Distance: About 4,338 miles [6,981.3 km] to the Southeast

Colombia   [Map]

Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the South Southeast

Romania   [Map]

Distance: About 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macedonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9926, Longitude: -86.8039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Macedonia 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 Macedonia 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 313.573 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.957 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.611 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 Macedonia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Macedonia.



 
 
 

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