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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Monroeville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Monroeton to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,666 miles [10,727.9 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 7,368 miles [11,857.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,247 miles [8,444.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monroeton ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Monroeton.

While the name Monroeton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Monroeton, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the Northeast

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Monroeton, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroeton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5382, Longitude: -87.2780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monroeton 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 Monroeton 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 313.817 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.178 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.881 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Monroeton.