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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Melton 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 5 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 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 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 7,334 miles [11,802.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Melton ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Melton.

While the name Melton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Georgia

Richmond County

Our profile page for Melton, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East

Iowa

Worth County

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

Manitoba

Our profile page for Melton
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Melton, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Benton County

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

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Melton, Reynolds County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

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

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Texas

Hunt County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7401, Longitude: -87.6833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Melton 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 Melton 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 314.153 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.732 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.808 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Melton.



 
 
 

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