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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 town 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:

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Macedonia to Carrollton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 730 miles [1,174.8 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 6,616 miles [10,647.4 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 7,329 miles [11,794.9 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 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East

Jackson County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East Northeast

Lowndes County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the East Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 62 miles [99.8 km] to the Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the West

Conway County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the West Northwest

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the Northwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the Northeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the East Northeast

Miller County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the Southeast

Towns County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Towns County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the North

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 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 381 miles [613.2 km] to the Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the 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 79 miles [127.1 km] to the West

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 45 miles [72.4 km] to the Northwest

Forrest County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the North Northwest

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Noxubee County   [Map]
Distance: About 36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 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 913 miles [1,469.3 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 681 miles [1,096 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 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East Northeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the North Northeast

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 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

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

Juniata County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East 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 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North

Haywood County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the North Northwest

McMinn County

Our profile page for Macedonia, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the Northeast

Obion County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the North Northwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the North Northeast

White County

Our profile page for Macedonia, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Austin County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Austin County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 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 389 miles [626 km] to the West

Liberty County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the West Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Macedonia, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 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 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the East 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 4,466 miles [7,187.3 km] to the Southeast

Colombia   [Map]

Distance: About 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the South Southeast

Romania   [Map]

Distance: About 5,419 miles [8,721 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Macedonia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Macedonia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macedonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4027, Longitude: -88.2393     [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 314.539 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.27 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.902 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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