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Morningside, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Morningside to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> 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 91 miles [146.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,540 miles [10,525.1 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Morningside ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Morningside.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Morningside. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 25 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 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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 AlbertaIowaOhioTennessee
 ConnecticutLouisianaOregonVirginia
 FloridaMarylandPennsylvaniaWashington
 GeorgiaMinnesotaSouth Carolina 
 IndianaNew YorkSouth Dakota 

Alberta

Our profile page for Morningside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the Northwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Morningside, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Morningside, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Morningside, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Southeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Morningside, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the Southeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Morningside, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the East Northeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for Morningside, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the East

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Morningside, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Delaware County

Our profile page for Morningside, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Woodbury County

Our profile page for Morningside, Woodbury County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Morningside, Caddo Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Caddo Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Morningside, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Morningside, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

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

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New York

New York County

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

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Morningside, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Morningside, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Morningside, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Beadle County

Our profile page for Morningside, Beadle County   [Map]
Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Morningside, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Norfolk City

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

Prince William County

Our profile page for Morningside, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Morningside, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Morningside, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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' distance beginning in Morningside. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morningside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morningside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6295, Longitude: -86.6658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morningside 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 Morningside 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 313.601 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.216 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.218 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 Morningside.



 
 
 

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