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Mount Union, Alabama

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

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How Far From Mount Union to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Union 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 Union to:

  • Evergreen [Map], which is the Seat of Conecuh County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Union to Evergreen, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 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 7,351 miles [11,830.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mount Union ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Mount Union.

While the name Mount Union is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Henry County

Our profile page for Mount Union, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North Northwest


Pottawatomie County

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


Allen County

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


Union Parish

Our profile page for Mount Union, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Holmes County

Our profile page for Mount Union, Holmes County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

Our profile page for Mount Union, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Mount Union, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

Huntingdon County

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

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Mount Union, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the North

Pickett County

Our profile page for Mount Union, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Jasper County

Our profile page for Mount Union, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West

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Botetourt County

Our profile page for Mount Union, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 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 from Mount Union. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Union) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Union. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3866, Longitude: -86.7700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Union 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 Union 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 313.505 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.796 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.716 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 Union, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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


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