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Bridgeville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bridgeville to Carrollton, 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 120 miles [193.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,627 miles [10,665.1 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 7,338 miles [11,809.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,214 miles [8,391.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bridgeville ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Bridgeville.

While the name Bridgeville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Humboldt County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,021 miles [3,252.5 km] to the West Northwest


Sussex County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the East Northeast


Bracken County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North Northeast

Robertson County

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

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Gratiot County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, Gratiot County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Warren County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Bridgeville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km] to the Northeast

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Muskingum County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Bridgeville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Bridgeville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1048, Longitude: -88.1420     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeville 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 Bridgeville 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 314.458 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.135 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.921 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 Bridgeville.


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