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Melrose, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Melrose 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 606 miles [975.3 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 6,502 miles [10,464 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 7,209 miles [11,601.8 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 Melrose ...

We have found 66 communities that share the name Melrose.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Melrose. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 63 communities in the United States and Canada - with 61 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Melrose, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the West Northwest

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Melrose, Conecuh County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southwest

Pickens County

Our profile page for Melrose, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the West


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IowaMissouriNova ScotiaWest Virginia
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Arkansas

Stone County

Our profile page for Melrose, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Melrose, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Melrose, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Melrose, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Putnam County

Our profile page for Melrose, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Melrose, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Melrose, Nez Perce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,819 miles [2,927.4 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Melrose, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North Northwest

Clark County

Our profile page for Melrose, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northwest

Cook County

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

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Iowa

Lee County

Our profile page for Melrose, Lee County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Melrose, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Melrose, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North Northeast

Hardin County

Our profile page for Melrose, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Melrose, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

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Distance: About 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

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Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

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

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

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Distance: About 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Charlevoix County

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

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Minnesota

Stearns County

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Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jones County

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

Panola County

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

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Melrose, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Silver Bow County

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Distance: About 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Washington County

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

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast

Middlesex County

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Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Curry County

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Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the West

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New York

Bronx County

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Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

New York County

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

Rensselaer County

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Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Distance: About 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Polk County

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Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East Northeast

Robeson County

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

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the North Northeast

Knox County

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

Paulding County

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Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the North

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Ontario

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Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Douglas County

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Distance: About 2,112 miles [3,398.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

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

Fayette County

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Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

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

Susquehanna County

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Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

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

Charleston County

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Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Blount County

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Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the Northeast

Davidson County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Melrose, Morgan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Melrose, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North

Washington County

Our profile page for Melrose, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Melrose, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North

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Texas

Goliad County

Our profile page for Melrose, Goliad County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the West Southwest

Gregg County

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

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Melrose, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Campbell County

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Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Melrose, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Melrose, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Melrose, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast

Wood County

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

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

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Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the North Northwest

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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 begins in Melrose. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Melrose) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melrose. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7590, Longitude: -85.8900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Melrose 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 Melrose 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 313.143 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.705 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.879 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 Melrose, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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