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Mountain Brook, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mountain Brook.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Mountain Brook 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 city such as Mountain Brook to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Mountain Brook to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Mountain Brook to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mountain Brook ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Mountain Brook.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Mountain Brook. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States and Canada - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Mountain Brook   [Map]
Distance: About 1,454 miles [2,340 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Mountain Brook, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Mountain Brook, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Mountain Brook, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East

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Klickitat County

Our profile page for Mountain Brook, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,009 miles [3,233.2 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mountain Brook: www.mtnbrook.org/

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mountain Brook. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain Brook

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4870, Longitude: -86.7402     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Brook 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 Mountain Brook 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 313.637 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.238 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.278 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mountain Brook.



 
 
 

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