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Claysville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Claysville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Claysville ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Claysville.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Claysville, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Washington County

Our profile page for Claysville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North

Kansas

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

Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Claysville, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Claysville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Claysville, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northwest

Clay County

Our profile page for Claysville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Clinton County

Our profile page for Claysville, Clinton County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Clinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Claysville, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Claysville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Claysville, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the North Northeast

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West Virginia

Mineral County

Our profile page for Claysville, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Claysville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4079, Longitude: -86.2719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Claysville 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 Claysville 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 313.406 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.099 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.886 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 Claysville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Claysville.



 
 
 

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