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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Clarksville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Clarksville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Clarksville 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,683 miles [10,755.2 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 7,388 miles [11,889.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,265 miles [8,473.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Clarksville ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Clarksville.

While the name Clarksville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Northwest

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Clarksville, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Clarksville, New London County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in New London County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the East Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Southeast

Marion County

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

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Georgia

Habersham County

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

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Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Kootenai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North

McLean County

Our profile page for Clarksville, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Butler County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Geary County

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

Johnson County

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

Leavenworth County

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

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ionia County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Ionia County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the North

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Missouri

Pike County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Pershing County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Pershing County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Albany County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Clarksville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,585 miles [2,550.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clinton County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North Northeast

Defiance County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Defiance County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the North Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Perry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Wagoner County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Greene County

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

Mercer County

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

Washington County

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

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Cameron County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the West Southwest

Red River County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Red River County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Clarksville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 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 from Clarksville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clarksville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarksville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7290, Longitude: -87.8931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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 314.198 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.646 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.083 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 Clarksville, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clarksville.



 
 
 

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