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Mechanicsville, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Mechanicsville 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 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,505 miles [10,468.8 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mechanicsville ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Mechanicsville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Mechanicsville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 41 communities in the United States and Canada - with 41 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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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northeast

Windham County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the East

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the East

Jasper County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East

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Indiana

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Cedar County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Terrebonne Parish

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

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Harford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Saint Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Northeast

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the North Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the North Northeast

Harrison County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Harrison County
This community is historic.
Although located in Harrison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast

Clarion County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northeast

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

Montour County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Montour County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East

Lee County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the East

Sumter County

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

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Tennessee

Cannon County

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

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Vermont

Chittenden County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Chittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the Northeast

Rutland County

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

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the East Northeast

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northeast

Louisa County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Louisa County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the Northeast

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About Calhoun County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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 starts in Mechanicsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mechanicsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mechanicsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6557, Longitude: -85.8583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville 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 313.119 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.663 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.889 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 Mechanicsville, 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 Mechanicsville.



 
 
 

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