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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Alta Vista to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Alta Vista ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Alta Vista.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Alta Vista. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 ColoradoKansasOntarioTexas
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California

Alameda County

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

Inyo County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Inyo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the West Northwest

Tulare County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Tulare County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,789 miles [2,879.1 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

El Paso County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the West Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,074 miles [1,728.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Charlotte County

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

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East Northeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Wabaunsee County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Wabaunsee County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Daviess County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Daviess County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Alta Vista   [Map]
Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Alta Vista   [Map]
Distance: About 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

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

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

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

McMinn County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Frio County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Frio County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the West Southwest

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,430 miles [2,301.4 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Alta Vista, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km] to the Northwest

Spokane County

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

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 beginning in Alta Vista. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alta Vista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta Vista. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1935, Longitude: -87.5286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alta Vista 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 Alta Vista 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 314.093 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.724 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.656 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 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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<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 Alta Vista, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alta Vista.



 
 
 

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