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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Moore's Mill.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Moore's Mill 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 Moore's Mill to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Moore's Mill to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Moore's Mill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 593 miles [954.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,476 miles [10,422.1 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 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,065 miles [8,151.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moore's Mill ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Moore's Mill.

While the name Moore's Mill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Moore's Mill, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the West Southwest

Kentucky

Monroe County

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

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Moore's Mill, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East Northeast

Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Our profile page for Moore's Mill, Tishomingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Moore's Mill, Callaway County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Callaway County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Moore's Mill, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Moore's Mill, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Henry County

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

Richmond County

Our profile page for Moore's Mill, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Moore's Mill ...

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.

Bell Factory   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Moore's Mill   [Map]
Chase   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Cherokee Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deposit   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fannings Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mercury   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Meridianville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Normal   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Three Forks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Moore's Mill. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Moore's Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<9>
 
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Moore's Mill

Huntsville [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Moore's Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Moore's Mill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moore's Mill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moore's Mill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moore's Mill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moore's Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8440, Longitude: -86.5183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moore's Mill 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 Moore's Mill 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 313.577 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.357 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.888 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Moore's Mill 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Moore's Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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