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Meadville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Meadville to ...

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Meadville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,293 miles [11,736.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,172 miles [8,323.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Meadville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Meadville.

While the name Meadville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Mason County

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


Franklin County

Our profile page for Meadville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West


Linn County

Our profile page for Meadville, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northwest


Keya Paha County

Our profile page for Meadville, Keya Paha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the Northwest

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Crawford County

Our profile page for Meadville, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Meadville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

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Halifax County

Our profile page for Meadville, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Northeast

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Braxton County

Our profile page for Meadville, Braxton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the North Northeast

Tyler County

Our profile page for Meadville, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0679, Longitude: -86.1439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadville 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 Meadville 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 313.19 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.524 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.342 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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<8>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 Meadville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Meadville.


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