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Meadow Lake, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Meadow Lake to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Meadow Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Meadow Lake to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 167 miles [268.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 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 7,453 miles [11,994.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,332 miles [8,581 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Meadow Lake ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Meadow Lake.

While the name Meadow Lake is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Nevada County

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

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Meadow Lake, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the Northwest

New Mexico

Valencia County

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Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the West Northwest

Saskatchewan

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Distance: About 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Meadow Lake, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Meadow Lake, Guadalupe County
Although located in Guadalupe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5905, Longitude: -88.2333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Lake 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 Meadow Lake 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 314.296 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.604 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.416 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 Meadow Lake, 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 Meadow Lake.



 
 
 

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