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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Monticello to Troy, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 5,167 miles [8,315.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monticello ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Monticello.

While the name Monticello is unique within Alabama, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Monticello, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the West Northwest

California

Napa County

Our profile page for Monticello, Napa County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Monticello, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Jasper County

Our profile page for Monticello, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Monticello, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Piatt County

Our profile page for Monticello, Piatt County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

White County

Our profile page for Monticello, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Jones County

Our profile page for Monticello, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Brown County

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

Johnson County

Our profile page for Monticello, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Monticello, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the North

Wayne County

Our profile page for Monticello, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Monticello, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the West Southwest

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Monticello, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the West

Plaquemines Parish

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

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Monticello, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Wright County

Our profile page for Monticello, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Monticello, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the West

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Missouri

Chariton County

Our profile page for Monticello, Chariton County
Although located in Chariton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Howard County

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

Lewis County

Our profile page for Monticello, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Monticello, Bernalillo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the West Northwest

Sierra County

Our profile page for Monticello, Sierra County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the West

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New York

Otsego County

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Monticello, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Monticello, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Monticello, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Monticello, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Monticello, Fairfield County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North Northeast

Van Wert County

Our profile page for Monticello, Van Wert County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Monticello   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Monticello, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Monticello   [Map]
Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Monticello, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Monticello, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northwest

Wilson County

Our profile page for Monticello, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North

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Texas

Titus County

Our profile page for Monticello, Titus County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Utah

San Juan County

Our profile page for Monticello, San Juan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

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

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Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Monticello, Cowlitz County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,199 miles [3,538.9 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Monticello, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monticello. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8254, Longitude: -85.7786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monticello 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 Monticello 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 312.959 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.224 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.253 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 Monticello, 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 Monticello.



 
 
 

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