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Minor, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Minor to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Minor to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Minor 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 most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 663 miles [1,067 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 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Minor ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Minor.

While the name Minor is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Minor, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Southeast

Kansas

Rawlins County

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

Kentucky

Rowan County

Our profile page for Minor, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North Northeast

Texas

Lampasas County

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

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Virginia

Essex County

Our profile page for Minor, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Minor. 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Minor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Minor) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Minor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5373, Longitude: -86.9405     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minor 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 Minor 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 313.761 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.388 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.348 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 Minor.



 
 
 

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