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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Anita to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,575 miles [10,581.4 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 7,283 miles [11,720.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,160 miles [8,304.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Anita ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Anita.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Butte County

Our profile page for Anita, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Citrus County

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

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Anita, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Bulloch County

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

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Indiana

Johnson County

Our profile page for Anita, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Cass County

Our profile page for Anita, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Yellowstone County

Our profile page for Anita, Yellowstone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Anita, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Anita, Marion County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marion 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 Anita. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anita. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1743, Longitude: -86.9803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anita 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 Anita 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 313.761 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.338 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.44 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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