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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Madison to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Madison to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 165 miles [265.5 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Madison 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 609 miles [980.1 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 6,492 miles [10,447.9 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Madison ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Madison.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Madison. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 39 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Madison, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Madison, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Madison, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the West

California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Madison, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,956 miles [3,147.9 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Madison, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Madison County

Our profile page for Madison, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Morgan County

Our profile page for Madison, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Madison, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Jefferson County

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

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

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

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Kansas

Clay County

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

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Madison, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Northwest

Riley County

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

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Madison, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

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

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Michigan

Calhoun County

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

Lenawee County

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

Livingston County

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

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Minnesota

Lac qui Parle County

Our profile page for Madison, Lac qui Parle County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the North Northwest

Mower County

Our profile page for Madison, Mower County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Mower County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Madison, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Monroe County

Our profile page for Madison, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Madison County

Our profile page for Madison, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Madison, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Morris County

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

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New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Madison, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Madison, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Madison, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Jackson County

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

Lake County

Our profile page for Madison, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North Northeast

Richland County

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

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Madison, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Madison   [Map]
Distance: About 1,589 miles [2,557.2 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Madison, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the East Southeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for Madison, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Lake County

Our profile page for Madison, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Madison, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the North

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Virginia

Madison County

Our profile page for Madison, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

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

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Madison, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Madison, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North Northwest

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About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Madison: www.ci.madison.al.us/

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Madison. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Madison) 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 Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Madison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7100, Longitude: -86.7517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Madison 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 Madison 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 313.713 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.495 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.015 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 Madison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Madison.



 
 
 

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