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Zion, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Zion to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Zion to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Zion to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 704 miles [1,133 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 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,601 miles [10,623.3 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 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Zion ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Zion.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Zion. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 32 communities in the United States and Canada - with 32 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

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 IowaMissouriPennsylvaniaWisconsin
 KentuckyNew JerseySouth Carolina 

Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Zion, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Dade County

Our profile page for Zion, Dade County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Dade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Appling County

Our profile page for Zion, Appling County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East

Illinois

Carroll County

Our profile page for Zion, Carroll County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

Our profile page for Zion, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Adair County

Our profile page for Zion, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Grant County

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

Greenup County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Zion, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North

Todd County

Our profile page for Zion, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Zion, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Zion, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

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

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Zion, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Madison County

Our profile page for Zion, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Zion, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Zion, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the Northeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Zion, Iredell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the Northeast

Yadkin County

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

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

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Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Zion, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West Northwest

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Zion, Kingfisher County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Zion, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

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

Luzerne County

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

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South Carolina

Marion County

Our profile page for Zion, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Maury County

Our profile page for Zion, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the North

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Zion, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Louisa County

Our profile page for Zion, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Zion, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Zion, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the North

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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 from Zion. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Zion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1126, Longitude: -86.4027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zion 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 Zion 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 313.345 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.71 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.432 degrees.

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<7>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 Zion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Zion.



 
 
 

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