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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Milan once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Milan to:

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Milan to Scottsboro, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 574 miles [923.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,171 miles [11,540.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,047 miles [8,122.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Milan ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Milan.

While the name Milan is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Yell County

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

Florida

Columbia County

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

Georgia

Telfair County

Our profile page for Milan, Telfair County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Rock Island County

Our profile page for Milan, Rock Island County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the North Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Milan, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Ripley County

Our profile page for Milan, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the North

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Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Milan, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

McCracken County

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

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Michigan

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Milan, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Milan, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Milan, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Milan, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Cibola County

Our profile page for Milan, Cibola County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km] to the West

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Milan, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Erie County

Our profile page for Milan, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Woods County

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

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Milan, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Milan   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Milan, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Norfolk City

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

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Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Milan, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Milan, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Milan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Milan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Milan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9104, Longitude: -86.1672     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Milan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Milan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.367 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.124 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.727 degrees.

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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 Milan.



 
 
 

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