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Aquilla, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Aquilla to ...

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Aquilla to Butler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,705 miles [10,790.7 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 7,412 miles [11,928.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,289 miles [8,511.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Aquilla ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Aquilla.

While the name Aquilla is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Franklin County

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


Stoddard County

Our profile page for Aquilla, Stoddard County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northwest


Geauga County

Our profile page for Aquilla, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the North Northeast


Hill County

Our profile page for Aquilla, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aquilla. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aquilla

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aquilla. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7124, Longitude: -88.4139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aquilla 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 Aquilla 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 314.508 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.003 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.29 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aquilla.


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