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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Moscow to ...

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

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

  • Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Lamar County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Moscow to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 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 7,302 miles [11,751.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moscow ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Moscow.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Moscow. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 31 communities in the United States and Canada - with 31 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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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Moscow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West

California

Sonoma County

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

Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Moscow, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Mason County

Our profile page for Moscow, Mason County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the North Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Moscow, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Moscow, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Moscow, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cowley County

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

Stevens County

Our profile page for Moscow, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Hickman County

Our profile page for Moscow, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the North Northwest

Pendleton County

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

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Moscow, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Moscow, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Moscow, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

Our profile page for Moscow, Freeborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Moscow, Kemper County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Moscow, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the Northwest

Lincoln County

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

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Moscow, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

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

Licking County

Our profile page for Moscow, Licking County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Woodward County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Moscow, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Moscow, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Fayette County

Our profile page for Moscow, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Polk County

Our profile page for Moscow, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Lamoille County

Our profile page for Moscow, Lamoille County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Moscow, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Moscow, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Moscow, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moscow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8698, Longitude: -88.1028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moscow 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 Moscow 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 314.488 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.275 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.753 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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<8>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 Moscow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moscow.



 
 
 

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