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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Columbiana to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,559 miles [10,555.7 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Columbiana ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Columbiana.

While the name Columbiana is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Illinois

Greene County

Our profile page for Columbiana, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northwest

Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Columbiana, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbiana: www.cityofcolumbiana.com/

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbiana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbiana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbiana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1927, Longitude: -86.6068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbiana 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 Columbiana 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 313.539 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.083 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.288 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 Columbiana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Columbiana.



 
 
 

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