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Macon, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Macon to Anniston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 616 miles [991.4 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 6,511 miles [10,478.4 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 7,219 miles [11,617.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Macon ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Macon.

While the name Macon is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

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

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Macon, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Leon County

Our profile page for Macon, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the South Southeast

Pasco County

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

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Macon, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Camas County

Our profile page for Macon, Camas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,663 miles [2,676.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Macon County

Our profile page for Macon, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Stevens County

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

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Kentucky

Hart County

Our profile page for Macon, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Macon, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North

Monroe County

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

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Mississippi

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Macon, Noxubee County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Macon County

Our profile page for Macon, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Dawson County

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

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Macon, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,411 miles [2,270.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Franklin County

Our profile page for Macon, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Warren County

Our profile page for Macon, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Macon, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Fayette County

Our profile page for Macon, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Macon, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the West

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Virginia

Powhatan County

Our profile page for Macon, Powhatan County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Macon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7307, Longitude: -86.0772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Macon 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 Macon 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 313.254 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.829 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.96 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 Macon.



 
 
 

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