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Mountain Creek, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Mountain Creek 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 Creek 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 Creek to:

  • Clanton [Map], which is the Seat of Chilton County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mountain Creek to Clanton, 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,158 miles [8,301 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mountain Creek ...

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

While the name Mountain Creek is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Cobb County

Our profile page for Mountain Creek, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Northeast


Marshall County

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


Rankin County

Our profile page for Mountain Creek, Rankin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the West

North Carolina

Catawba County

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

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Anderson County

Our profile page for Mountain Creek, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Dallas County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Mountain Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain Creek) 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 Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7107, Longitude: -86.4789     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Creek 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 Creek 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 313.431 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.893 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.339 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 Mountain Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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