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Burnsville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burnsville to Selma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 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 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,187 miles [8,347.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burnsville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Burnsville.

While the name Burnsville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Bartholomew County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North


Dakota County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Dakota County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the North Northwest


Tishomingo County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Tishomingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North Northwest

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Burnsville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Anson County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Anson County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Northeast

Yancey County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Yancey County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington County

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

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Bath County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Braxton County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4746, Longitude: -86.8917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burnsville 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 Burnsville 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 313.66 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.125 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.549 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 Burnsville.


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