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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Branchville to Ashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 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 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Branchville ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Branchville.

While the name Branchville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Branchville, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Branchville, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Branchville, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Laurens County

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

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Branchville, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Perry County

Our profile page for Branchville, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Branchville, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Branchville, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Sussex County

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

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North Carolina

Robeson County

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

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Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Branchville, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Branchville, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Branchville, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the North

Franklin County

Our profile page for Branchville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the North

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Texas

Milam County

Our profile page for Branchville, Milam County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Southampton County

Our profile page for Branchville, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 beginning in Branchville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Branchville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Branchville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7000, Longitude: -86.4000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Branchville 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 Branchville 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 313.446 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.046 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.096 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 Branchville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Branchville.



 
 
 

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