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Moreland, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Moreland to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moreland ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Moreland.

While the name Moreland is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Yavapai County

Our profile page for Moreland, Yavapai County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Yavapai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Pope County

Our profile page for Moreland, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the West Northwest


Santa Clara County

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


Coweta County

Our profile page for Moreland, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Bingham County

Our profile page for Moreland, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Cook County

Our profile page for Moreland, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the North

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Moreland, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North Northeast

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East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Moreland, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Southwest

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Moreland, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Schuyler County

Our profile page for Moreland, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Northeast

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Stark County

Our profile page for Moreland, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Moreland, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Lycoming County

Our profile page for Moreland, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Moreland   [Map]
Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Moreland, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East

Charleston County

Our profile page for Moreland, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Navarro County

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

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Stafford County

Our profile page for Moreland, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moreland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2412, Longitude: -87.3006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moreland 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 Moreland 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 314.022 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.786 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.345 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 Moreland, 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 Moreland.