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Mountain Grove, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Mountain Grove 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 Grove 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 Grove to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mountain Grove to Oneonta, 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 121 miles [194.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mountain Grove ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Mountain Grove.

While the name Mountain Grove is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Mountain Grove, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the West Northwest

Logan County

Our profile page for Mountain Grove, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the West Northwest

Missouri

Wright County

Our profile page for Mountain Grove, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northwest

North Carolina

Macon County

Our profile page for Mountain Grove, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Mountain Grove   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Mountain Grove, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Mountain Grove, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Mountain Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mountain Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0887, Longitude: -86.6172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Grove 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 Grove 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 313.598 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.276 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.098 degrees.

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



 
 
 

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