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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from McKinley to Linden, with an average speed<2> 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 74 miles [119.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,641 miles [10,687.7 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 7,347 miles [11,823.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,224 miles [8,407.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named McKinley ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name McKinley.

While the name McKinley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Illinois

Washington County

Our profile page for McKinley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Washington County

Our profile page for McKinley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North

Kansas

Washington County

Our profile page for McKinley, Washington County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Manitoba

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Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Oscoda County

Our profile page for McKinley, Oscoda County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for McKinley, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for McKinley, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

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

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New York

Montgomery County

Our profile page for McKinley, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for McKinley, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for McKinley, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for McKinley, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for McKinley, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for McKinley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for McKinley, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for McKinley, Wood County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Polk County

Our profile page for McKinley, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for McKinley, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,195 miles [1,923.2 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McKinley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2985, Longitude: -87.5403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McKinley 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 McKinley 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 314.034 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.533 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.838 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 McKinley, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McKinley.



 
 
 

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