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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, 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 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:

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Mechanicsville to Opelika, 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 68 miles [109.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,101 miles [8,209.3 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 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the Northeast

Windham County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the North Northeast

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the North Northeast

Jasper County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Cedar County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 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 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Saint Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northeast

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the North

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 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northeast

Clarion County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the North Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

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

Montour County

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

Philadelphia County

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

Schuylkill County

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

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Northeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Northeast

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 1,033 miles [1,662.5 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 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northeast

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast

Louisa County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Louisa County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Mechanicsville, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Mechanicsville. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 32.6668, Longitude: -85.1469     [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 312.644 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.977 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.832 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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