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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From East Mill 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 East Mill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from East Mill to Ashland, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 55 miles [88.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,538 miles [10,521.9 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Mill ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chambers Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of East Mill   [Map]
Gage   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Goodwater   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Hatchet Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake Joy   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Liberty   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunrise   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Warm Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding East Mill. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of East Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance beginning in East Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1304, Longitude: -86.0527     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Mill 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 East Mill 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.205 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.689 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.082 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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