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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Avoca once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Avoca to:

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Avoca to Moulton, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,530 miles [10,509 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Avoca ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Avoca.

While the name Avoca is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Avoca, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Avoca, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Livingston County

Our profile page for Avoca, Livingston County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the North

Indiana

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Avoca, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Avoca, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

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

Chase County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Avoca, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northwest

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Avoca, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Avoca, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Avoca, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Murray County

Our profile page for Avoca, Murray County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Avoca, Jefferson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Avoca, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Avoca, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Bertie County

Our profile page for Avoca, Bertie County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Avoca, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Avoca, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Avoca   [Map]
Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Avoca, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Jones County

Our profile page for Avoca, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Clay County

Our profile page for Avoca, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

Our profile page for Avoca, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Avoca, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Avoca. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Avoca) 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 Avoca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Avoca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5751, Longitude: -87.5056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Avoca to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.167 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.00 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.357 degrees.

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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 Avoca.



 
 
 

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