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Mount Gilead, Alabama
(Barbour County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Gilead to Clayton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). 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 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mount Gilead ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Mount Gilead.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Mount Gilead. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 13 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


Green County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the North

Mason County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North

Monroe County

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

North Carolina

Avery County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Avery County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North Northeast

Cabarrus County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Northeast

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Morrow County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the North Northeast

Seneca County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the North

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Horry County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Cumberland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the North

Henderson County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the Northwest

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Loudoun County

Our profile page for Mount Gilead, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Gilead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0899, Longitude: -85.2383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Gilead 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 Mount Gilead 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 312.663 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.918 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.992 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 Mount Gilead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mount Gilead.


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