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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Mount Tabor 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 Tabor 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 Tabor to:

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Tabor to Decatur, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 148 miles [238.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,510 miles [10,476.8 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 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mount Tabor ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Mount Tabor.

While the name Mount Tabor is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Arkansas

Drew County

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

Garland County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West

Florida

Columbia County

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

Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Larue County

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

Todd County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the North

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New Jersey

Morris County

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

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North Carolina

Columbus County

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

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Logan County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Logan County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

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

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Georgetown County

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

Union County

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

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast

Decatur County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Northwest

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 95 miles [152.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Vermont

Rutland County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Rutland County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

Our profile page for Mount Tabor, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Tabor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Tabor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4406, Longitude: -86.8667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Tabor 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 Tabor 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 313.769 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.522 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.122 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 Tabor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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