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Monte Vista, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Monte Vista to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 600 miles [965.6 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,493 miles [10,449.5 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,078 miles [8,172.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monte Vista ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Monte Vista.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Monte Vista. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 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

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Monte Vista, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Clara County

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

Colorado

Rio Grande County

Our profile page for Monte Vista, Rio Grande County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Lake County

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

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Monte Vista, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Monte Vista, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Monte Vista, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monte Vista. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0365, Longitude: -86.0044     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monte Vista 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 Monte Vista 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 313.227 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.84 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.862 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 Monte Vista.



 
 
 

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