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Quail Run, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Quail Run.

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How Far From Quail Run 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 Quail Run to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Quail Run to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 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 6,559 miles [10,555.7 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 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Quail Run ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Quail Run.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Quail Run. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States - with 22 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

Elmore County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South Southeast

Mobile County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Bulloch County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East

Hall County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Northeast

Houston County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the East Southeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East

Paulding County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Lake County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North

Will County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North

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East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Quail Run, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the Southwest

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Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Ocean County

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

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North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East

Charleston County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Quail Run, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Rutherford County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North

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Davis County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Stafford County

Our profile page for Quail Run, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quail Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3334, Longitude: -86.7742     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Quail Run 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 Quail Run 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 313.648 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.229 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.325 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Quail Run.


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