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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Mount Olive once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Mount Olive to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Olive to Florence, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Mount Olive ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Mount Olive.

Within Alabama, there are 9 communities which are also named Mount Olive. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 48 communities in the United States - with 57 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

Blount County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the Southeast

Butler County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the South Southeast

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Southeast

Coosa County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Coosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the Southeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the East

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the Southeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the East Southeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the Southeast

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the West Southwest

Bradley County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the West Southwest

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the West

Howard County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the West

Izard County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West Northwest

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Poinsett County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Thomas County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Thomas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Southeast

Twiggs County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Twiggs County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Martin County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Leavenworth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Casey County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Casey County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the Northeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the West Southwest

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

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

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the South Southwest

Covington County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the South Southwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Southwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Johnson County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis City

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Saint Louis City
Although located in Saint Louis City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East

Catawba County

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

Columbus County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East

Henderson County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the East

Hyde County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Hyde County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East

Stokes County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East

Laurens County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Rutherford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Southwest

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Lavaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the West Southwest

Mills County

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

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Virginia

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Shenandoah County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Northeast

Mason County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the East Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Olive, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Mount Olive. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Olive) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Olive. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9418, Longitude: -88.0848     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Olive have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Olive to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.545 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.487 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.522 degrees.

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<8>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 Mount Olive.



 
 
 

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