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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Minorville 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 Minorville 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 Minorville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Minorville to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Minorville to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,489 miles [10,443 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 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Minorville ...

While the name Minorville is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Minorville, Orange County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Southeast

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The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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







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 Minorville, 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 beginning in Minorville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Minorville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minorville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3148, Longitude: -86.2150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minorville 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 Minorville 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 309.041 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.884 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Minorville.



 
 
 

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