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Malvern, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Malvern to ...

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

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

  • Geneva [Map], which is the Seat of Geneva County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Malvern to Geneva, 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Malvern ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Malvern.

While the name Malvern is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Malvern, Hot Spring County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the West Northwest


Emanuel County

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


Whiteside County

Our profile page for Malvern, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the North Northwest


Mills County

Our profile page for Malvern, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the Northwest

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Baltimore County

Our profile page for Malvern, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Malvern, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the North Northeast

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

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Chester County

Our profile page for Malvern, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast

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Leon County

Our profile page for Malvern, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the West

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Oneida County

Our profile page for Malvern, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Malvern. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Malvern) 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 Malvern. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Malvern

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Malvern. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1428, Longitude: -85.5210     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Malvern 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 Malvern 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 312.761 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.901 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.296 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 Malvern.


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