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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Montgomery to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Montgomery to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Montgomery to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Montgomery ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Montgomery.

While the name Montgomery is unique within Alabama, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Montgomery   [Map]
Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km] to the Northwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,117 miles [3,407 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Park County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Park County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East

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Illinois

Kendall County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Kendall County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the North

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Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Davies's County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North

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Iowa

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Dickinson County

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

Montgomery County

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

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Kentucky

Caldwell County

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

Knott County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Knott County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northeast

Trigg County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Trigg County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Montgomery, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Le Sueur County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Le Sueur County   [Map]
Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West

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Missouri

Montgomery County

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

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Nye County
This community is historic.
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

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

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North Northeast

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Pickaway County
This community is historic.
Although located in Pickaway County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the North Northwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Morgan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the West

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Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

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

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Montgomery, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the North Northeast

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About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Montgomery: www.montgomery.al.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.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 starting from Montgomery. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montgomery) 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 Montgomery. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Montgomery

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montgomery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3480, Longitude: -86.2674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 313.282 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.67 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.332 degrees.

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<7>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 Montgomery, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Montgomery.



 
 
 

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