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Moffat, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Moffat 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 4 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 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,589 miles [10,604 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 7,298 miles [11,745 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,174 miles [8,326.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moffat ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Moffat.

While the name Moffat is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

British Columbia

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Distance: About 2,201 miles [3,542.2 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Moffat County

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

Saguache County

Our profile page for Moffat, Saguache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the West Northwest

Ontario

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Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

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Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Bell County

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Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the West

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moffat. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0532, Longitude: -87.1831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moffat 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 Moffat 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 313.875 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.453 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.546 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 Moffat.



 
 
 

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