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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Buena Vista to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buena Vista ...

We have found 87 communities that share the name Buena Vista.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Buena Vista. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 86 communities in the United States and Canada - with 86 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Graham County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the West

Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West

California

Amador County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Amador County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km] to the West Northwest

Mariposa County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Mariposa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km] to the West Northwest

Monterey County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Monterey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,936 miles [3,115.7 km] to the West Northwest

Nevada County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Nevada County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,897 miles [3,052.9 km] to the West Northwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the West

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,949 miles [3,136.6 km] to the West Northwest

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the West Northwest

Tehama County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Tehama County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Chaffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the Southeast

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Southeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Southeast

Saint Johns County

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

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Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Southeast

Troup County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East

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Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the North

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Stephenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the North

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Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the North Northeast

Gibson County

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Clayton County

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

Clinton County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Lee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Barton County

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

Lyon County

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

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Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

Harrison County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the North Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the North

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the West Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the West Southwest

Tippah County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Platte County
Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Mineral County

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

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

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

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New Mexico

Harding County

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

Mora County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Mora County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the West Northwest

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Rio Arriba County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the West Northwest

Socorro County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Socorro County
Although located in Socorro County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Taos County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Taos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Bertie County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Bertie County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the East Northeast

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the East Northeast

Hertford County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Hertford County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the North Northeast

Hocking County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Hocking County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the North Northeast

Scioto County

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

Van Wert County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Van Wert County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast

Blair County

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

Butler County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

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

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Buena Vista
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Bexar County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the West Southwest

Cameron County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the Southwest

Duval County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the West Southwest

El Paso County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the West

Ellis County

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

Pecos County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Pecos County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the West

San Patricio County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, San Patricio County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the West Southwest

Starr County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Starr County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the West Southwest

Zapata County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Zapata County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Buena Vista City

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Buena Vista City   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

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

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Washington

Island County

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

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

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Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North Northwest

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Buena Vista, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Buena Vista. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buena Vista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2071, Longitude: -87.5206     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 314.089 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.722 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.65 degrees.

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<7>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 Buena Vista, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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