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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Mount Nebo 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 Mount Nebo 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 Nebo to:

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Mount Nebo to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 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 7,325 miles [11,788.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mount Nebo ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Mount Nebo.

While the name Mount Nebo is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Yell County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Miami County

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

Pratt County

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

Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Kemper County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Yadkin County

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

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Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Athens County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Blount County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the North

Maury County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the North

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Northeast

Preston County

Our profile page for Mount Nebo, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Nebo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2899, Longitude: -87.0525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Nebo 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 Nebo 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 313.742 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.195 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.648 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 Nebo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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