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Massillon, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Massillon once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Massillon to:

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Massillon to Selma, with an average speed<3> 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 60 miles [96.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 727 miles [1,170 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<4> 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).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,330 miles [11,796.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,207 miles [8,379.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Massillon ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Massillon.

While the name Massillon is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Iowa

Cedar County

Our profile page for Massillon, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Sumner County

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

Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Massillon, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Massillon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Massillon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Massillon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Massillon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4379, Longitude: -87.2958     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Massillon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Massillon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.898 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.396 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.714 degrees.

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