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Maytown, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Maytown to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 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 most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,558 miles [10,554.1 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 7,268 miles [11,696.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Maytown ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Maytown.

While the name Maytown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Volusia County

Our profile page for Maytown, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Southeast


Lee County

Our profile page for Maytown, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the North Northwest


Floyd County

Our profile page for Maytown, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Maytown, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Lancaster County

Our profile page for Maytown, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Maytown, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wise County

Our profile page for Maytown, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Northeast

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Thurston County

Our profile page for Maytown, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Maytown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Maytown) 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 Maytown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Maytown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maytown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5490, Longitude: -86.9999     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Maytown 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 Maytown 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 313.797 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.431 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.37 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Maytown.