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May Apple, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From May Apple 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 May Apple 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 May Apple once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in May Apple to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from May Apple to Guntersville, 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 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 613 miles [986.5 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,502 miles [10,464 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named May Apple ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name May Apple.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named May Apple. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Missouri

Laclede County

Our profile page for May Apple, Laclede County
Although located in Laclede County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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







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 May Apple, 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 May Apple. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- May Apple) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in May Apple. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3145, Longitude: -86.5303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for May Apple 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 May Apple 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 313.558 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.261 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.013 degrees.

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