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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from The Meadows 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 most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,601 miles [10,623.3 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named The Meadows ...

We have found 58 communities that share the name The Meadows.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named The Meadows. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 57 communities in the United States and Canada - with 54 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 ArkansasIllinoisNew JerseySouth Carolina
 British ColumbiaIndianaNew YorkTennessee
 CaliforniaIowaNewfoundland and LabradorTexas
 ColoradoKentuckyNorth CarolinaUtah
 DelawareLouisianaNova ScotiaVirginia
 FloridaManitobaOhioWest Virginia
 GeorgiaMarylandOntario 
 IdahoNew HampshirePennsylvania 

Arkansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for The Meadows   [Map]
Distance: About 2,996 miles [4,821.6 km] to the Northwest

California

Orange County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the West Northwest

Sacramento County

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

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Colorado

Park County

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

Pueblo County

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

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Sarasota County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Sarasota County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the Northeast

Camden County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East

Fayette County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the North Northeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the North Northeast

Glynn County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East

Johnson County

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

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Idaho

Adams County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

Lake County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the North

McLean County

Our profile page for The Meadows, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Vigo County

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

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Iowa

Polk County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Fayette County

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

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for The Meadows, Caddo Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for The Meadows   [Map]
Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast

Charles County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Coos County

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

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New Jersey

Hudson County

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

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New York

Monroe County

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

Saratoga County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for The Meadows   [Map]
Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the Northeast

Henderson County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the Northeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for The Meadows   [Map]
Distance: About 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for The Meadows   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North Northeast

Union County

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

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the North

Hamblen County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast

Charlottesville City

Our profile page for The Meadows, Charlottesville City   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Northeast

James City County

Our profile page for The Meadows, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for The Meadows, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Meadows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2118, Longitude: -85.3994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for The Meadows 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 The Meadows 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 312.696 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.836 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.237 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 The Meadows.



 
 
 

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