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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Meadow Grove to ...

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Meadow Grove to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 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 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Meadow Grove ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Nebraska

Madison County

Our profile page for Meadow Grove, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7613, Longitude: -86.0138     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Grove 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 Meadow Grove 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 313.092 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.369 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.355 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Meadow Grove.