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Mayflower, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Mayflower 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 615 miles [989.7 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 6,496 miles [10,454.3 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mayflower ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Mayflower.

While the name Mayflower is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West

California

Imperial County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Imperial County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km] to the West

Kern County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Kern County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Kern County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Placer County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Placer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Pike County

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

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Louisiana

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Mayflower, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Houghton County

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

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Adams County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Mayflower   [Map]
Distance: About 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Newton County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the West Southwest

Rusk County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

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

Lee County

Our profile page for Mayflower, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the Northeast

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mayflower. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7973, Longitude: -86.9320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mayflower 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 Mayflower 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 313.827 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.639 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.07 degrees.

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<7>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 Mayflower, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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