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Mountain Home, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Mountain Home to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mountain Home to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Mountain Home 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 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,520 miles [10,492.9 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 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mountain Home ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Mountain Home.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Baxter County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Baxter County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the West Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West Northwest


Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,929 miles [3,104.4 km] to the West Northwest

Tulare County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,764 miles [2,838.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Elmore County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,629 miles [2,621.6 km] to the West Northwest

Latah County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Latah County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,757 miles [2,827.6 km] to the Northwest

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Henderson County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East Northeast

McDowell County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, McDowell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Kerr County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Kerr County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the West Southwest

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Duchesne County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Duchesne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Albany County

Our profile page for Mountain Home, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5795, Longitude: -87.2661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home 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 314.02 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.831 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.257 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 Mountain Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mountain Home.