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Melrose, Alabama
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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, 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 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:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,248 miles [11,664.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,124 miles [8,246.3 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

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Melrose, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East Southeast

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Melrose, Conecuh County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the South Southeast

Pickens County

Our profile page for Melrose, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Stone County

Our profile page for Melrose, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the West Northwest

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Melrose, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Melrose, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Melrose, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Putnam County

Our profile page for Melrose, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Melrose, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Melrose, Nez Perce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Melrose, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northwest

Clark County

Our profile page for Melrose, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the North

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 523 miles [841.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Melrose, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the Northeast

Hardin County

Our profile page for Melrose, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Melrose, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

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Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Melrose, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

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Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

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Distance: About 1,043 miles [1,678.5 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

Our profile page for Melrose, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 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

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Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Melrose, Silver Bow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,510 miles [2,430.1 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 1,468 miles [2,362.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the East Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Melrose, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Curry County

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Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the West

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New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Melrose, Bronx County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East 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 942 miles [1,516 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Distance: About 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Polk County

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Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East

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 1,532 miles [2,465.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 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 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

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Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Douglas County

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Distance: About 1,991 miles [3,204.2 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 560 miles [901.2 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 827 miles [1,330.9 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 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Melrose, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East 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 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Melrose, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Melrose, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Melrose, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Goliad County

Our profile page for Melrose, Goliad County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 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 447 miles [719.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Melrose, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Melrose, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Melrose, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Melrose, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East 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

Our profile page for Melrose, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the North Northwest

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The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 starting from Melrose. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.6806, Longitude: -87.6973     [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 314.29 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.157 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.415 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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