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Majestic, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Majestic to Birmingham, 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 100 miles [160.9 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,248 miles [11,664.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,124 miles [8,246.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Majestic ...

While the name Majestic is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Pike County

Our profile page for Majestic, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Majestic ...

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.

Brake Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Majestic   [Map]
Coaldale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Columbus   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
County Line   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gardendale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kiowa   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Self Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sueann   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Thermal (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Warrior   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Majestic. 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.

Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Majestic

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<7>
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Majestic

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Majestic
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Majestic

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Majestic
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Majestic

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Majestic

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Majestic. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Majestic

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Majestic. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7495, Longitude: -86.7605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Majestic 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 Majestic 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 313.665 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.307 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.23 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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Majestic.


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