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Mount Olive, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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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, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Mount Olive to:

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Olive to Wedowee, 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 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,513 miles [10,481.7 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Northwest

Butler County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the Southwest

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the Northwest

Coosa County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Coosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 37 miles [59.5 km] to the West

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the West Northwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Lauderdale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the Northwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the North Northwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the West


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West

Bradley County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the West

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the West Northwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the West

Izard County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West Northwest

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Poinsett County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 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 181 miles [291.3 km] to the South Southeast

Twiggs County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Twiggs County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Martin County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North

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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 287 miles [461.9 km] to the North

Lee County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the West

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West

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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 329 miles [529.5 km] to the West Southwest

Covington County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the West Southwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the West Southwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Johnson County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 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 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Northeast

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 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Northeast

Henderson County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the Northeast

Hyde County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Hyde County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the East Northeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East Northeast

Laurens County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the North

Knox County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North Northeast

Marion County

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

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Rutherford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the West Southwest

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Lavaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 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 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Shenandoah County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the North Northeast

Mason County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for Mount Olive, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Mount Olive. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 33.1515, Longitude: -85.4880     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Olive 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 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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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.872 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.307 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.856 degrees.

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<7>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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<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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