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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Martintown to Double Springs, 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 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,547 miles [10,536.4 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Martintown ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Martintown.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Martintown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States and Canada - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Martintown, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the West

Ontario

Our profile page for Martintown   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the Northeast

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Martintown, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast

Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Martintown, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martintown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2909, Longitude: -87.5856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Martintown 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 Martintown 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 314.199 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.998 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.452 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Martintown.