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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Mill Run 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 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,558 miles [10,554.1 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mill Run ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Mill Run.

While the name Mill Run is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Maryland

Allegany County

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

Talbot County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Pocahontas County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the Northeast

Tucker County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Tucker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mill Run. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mill Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4209, Longitude: -86.8411     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mill Run 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 Mill Run 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 313.694 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.294 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.333 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 Mill Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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