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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mitchelltown to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,512 miles [10,480 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 7,228 miles [11,632.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mitchelltown ...

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Bath County

Our profile page for Mitchelltown, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mitchelltown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8818, Longitude: -87.4289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mitchelltown 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 Mitchelltown 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 314.137 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.007 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.258 degrees.

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