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Bonneville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Bonneville 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 613 miles [986.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,493 miles [10,449.5 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 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bonneville ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Bonneville.

While the name Bonneville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Ontario

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

Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Bonneville, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,970 miles [3,170.4 km] to the West Northwest

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Bonneville, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East Southeast

Tennessee

Rhea County

Our profile page for Bonneville, Rhea County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Weber County

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

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Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Bonneville, Dinwiddie County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Bonneville, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the Northwest

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonneville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8465, Longitude: -86.9358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bonneville 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 Bonneville 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 313.832 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.651 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.06 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 Bonneville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bonneville.



 
 
 

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