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Moores Crossroads, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Moores Crossroads 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 community such as Moores Crossroads to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Moores Crossroads to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,570 miles [10,573.4 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 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moores Crossroads ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Moores Crossroads.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Moores Crossroads. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 6 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Moores Crossroads, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Moores Crossroads, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the East


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Clay County

Our profile page for Moores Crossroads, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Southeast

North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Moores Crossroads, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Moores Crossroads, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Moores Crossroads, Allendale County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moores Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1507, Longitude: -86.8264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moores Crossroads 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 Moores Crossroads 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 313.667 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.226 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.384 degrees.

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