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Mona, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mona to Centre, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,061 miles [8,144.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Mona ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Mona.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Mona. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 9 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Iowa

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Mona, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Mona, Reno County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Reno County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montana

Richland County

Our profile page for Mona, Richland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the Northwest

North Dakota

Cavalier County

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

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Mona, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Mona, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

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

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Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Mona, Crook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mona. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0251, Longitude: -85.6038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mona 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 Mona 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 312.986 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.561 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.703 degrees.

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<8>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 Mona.



 
 
 

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