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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Meadowood to Guntersville, 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 139 miles [223.7 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 610 miles [981.7 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 6,499 miles [10,459.1 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Meadowood ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Meadowood.

While the name Meadowood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Meadowood, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East

Indiana

Elkhart County

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

Marion County

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

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Meadowood, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Henrico County

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

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadowood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3637, Longitude: -86.5103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadowood 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 Meadowood 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 313.548 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.257 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.993 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 Meadowood.



 
 
 

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