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Mount Zion, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Mount Zion 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 Zion 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 Zion once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Mount Zion to:

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Zion to Centre, with an average speed<3> 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 136 miles [218.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 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 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,056 miles [8,136.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Mount Zion ...

We have found 66 communities that share the name Mount Zion.

Within Alabama, there are 5 communities which are also named Mount Zion. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 61 communities in the United States and Canada - with 65 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

Cullman County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the West

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, DeKalb County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southeast

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West

Independence County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the West Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Southeast

Hancock County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the East Southeast

Stewart County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Stewart County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Macon County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Wells County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Ellsworth County

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

Phillips County

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

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Kentucky

Allen County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North

Clark County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northeast

Grant County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the North

Pulaski County

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

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Jackson Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West Southwest

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West Southwest

Red River Parish

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Red River Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the West Southwest

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northeast

Caroline County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Southwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Lowndes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the West Southwest

Simpson County

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

Tippah County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Douglas County

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

Henry County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Alleghany County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East Northeast

Davie County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Davie County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the East Northeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Adams County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North Northeast

Noble County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Mount Zion   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Southeast

Florence County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Northwest

Cheatham County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Cheatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the North Northwest

Cumberland County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the West Northwest

McNairy County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, McNairy County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the West Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North Northwest

Sevier County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East Northeast

Campbell County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the East Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Northeast

Tucker County

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

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Wisconsin

Crawford County

Our profile page for Mount Zion, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the North Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2793, Longitude: -85.7402     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Zion 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 Zion 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 313.08 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.705 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.70 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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