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Round Mountain, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Round Mountain to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,472 miles [10,415.7 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 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,056 miles [8,136.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Round Mountain ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Round Mountain.

While the name Round Mountain is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Conway County

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

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Round Mountain, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the West

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Round Mountain, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km] to the West Northwest

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Round Mountain, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Round Mountain, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the Northeast

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Round Mountain, Nye County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Round Mountain, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

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

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Texas

Blanco County

Our profile page for Round Mountain, Blanco County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the West Southwest

Travis County

Our profile page for Round Mountain, Travis County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Round Mountain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2156, Longitude: -85.6839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Round Mountain 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 Round Mountain 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 313.043 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.653 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.692 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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