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Mountain Brook, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Mountain Brook 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 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:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South (S). 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 about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,483 miles [10,433.4 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 7,196 miles [11,580.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 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 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Mountain Brook, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Mountain Brook, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East

Richland County

Our profile page for Mountain Brook, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East

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Klickitat County

Our profile page for Mountain Brook, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,970 miles [3,170.4 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 '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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7251, Longitude: -86.5478     [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 313.59 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.354 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.927 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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