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Minter, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Minter to Selma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 730 miles [1,174.8 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 6,628 miles [10,666.7 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 7,332 miles [11,799.7 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 Minter ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Minter.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Laurens County

Our profile page for Minter, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East


Fulton County

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

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Greenville County

Our profile page for Minter, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the Northeast


Lamar County

Our profile page for Minter, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pierce County

Our profile page for Minter, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Minter. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Minter) 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 Minter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0779, Longitude: -86.9936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minter 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 Minter 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 313.691 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.107 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.667 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 Minter.


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