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McClure, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from McClure to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 734 miles [1,181.3 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,627 miles [10,665.1 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 7,336 miles [11,806.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named McClure ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name McClure.

While the name McClure is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for McClure, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Alexander County

Our profile page for McClure, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

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

Kentucky

Martin County

Our profile page for McClure, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the Northeast

Perry County

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

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Louisiana

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for McClure, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Gladwin County

Our profile page for McClure, Gladwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Pearl River County

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

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for McClure, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Henry County

Our profile page for McClure, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for McClure, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for McClure, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

Snyder County

Our profile page for McClure, Snyder County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Dickenson County

Our profile page for McClure, Dickenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from McClure. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McClure) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McClure. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8465, Longitude: -87.8422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McClure 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 McClure 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 314.257 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.867 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.851 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 McClure.



 
 
 

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