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Mattawana, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Mattawana to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,229 miles [11,633.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,105 miles [8,215.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mattawana ...

While the name Mattawana is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Pennsylvania

Mifflin County

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Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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' distance that stretches from Mattawana. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mattawana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mattawana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9229, Longitude: -86.4903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mattawana 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 Mattawana 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 313.512 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.154 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.083 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mattawana.



 
 
 

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