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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Millers Ford to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 681 miles [1,096 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 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,575 miles [10,581.4 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,153 miles [8,292.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Millers Ford ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Millers Ford, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East Northeast

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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 Millers Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Millers Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millers Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7891, Longitude: -85.4369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Millers Ford 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 Millers Ford 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 312.758 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.987 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.131 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Millers Ford.