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Moorefield, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Moorefield 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 over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,229 miles [11,633.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moorefield ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Moorefield.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Moorefield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States and Canada - with 10 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities Outside of Alabama

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Independence County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West Northwest


Marion County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Marion County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Switzerland County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Switzerland County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North


Nicholas County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Frontier County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Frontier County   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Moorefield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the Northeast

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Clark County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harrison County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Moorefield   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the North Northeast

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Berkeley County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Hardy County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Hardy County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Moorefield ...

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.

Buffalo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Moorefield   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Farmville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Gold Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
India Lakes   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Jamesville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jones Mill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Liberty Crossroads   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nelson   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
New Harmony   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ridge Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocky Brook   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Stonewall   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Tuckersburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorefield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8251, Longitude: -85.4441     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moorefield 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 Moorefield 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 312.827 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.211 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.911 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Moorefield could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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