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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the North Northwest (NNW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Monterey Park to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,166 miles [8,313.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monterey Park ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Monterey Park.

While the name Monterey Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Monterey Park, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the West Northwest

New Mexico

Valencia County

Our profile page for Monterey Park, Valencia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the West Northwest

North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Monterey Park, Gaston County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monterey Park ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cross Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Monterey Park   [Map]
Executive Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Gay Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Georgetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Hunters Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Lynndale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Regency Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Regency Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Valley Whispers   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Monterey Park. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Monterey Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Monterey Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Monterey Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monterey Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3057, Longitude: -86.2389     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monterey Park 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 Monterey Park 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.262 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.641 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.329 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Monterey Park.