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Mooresville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mooresville to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,502 miles [10,464 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 7,215 miles [11,611.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,090 miles [8,191.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mooresville ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Mooresville.

While the name Mooresville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Prairie County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Prairie County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the West


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Mooresville, DeKalb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the North


Washington County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the Northeast

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Livingston County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Northwest

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Iredell County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ross County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Mooresville   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast

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Marshall County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Mooresville, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Mooresville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mooresville) 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 Mooresville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mooresville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mooresville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6278, Longitude: -86.8801     [Map].

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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 Mooresville 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 313.787 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.569 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.086 degrees.

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<7>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 Mooresville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mooresville.