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Danville, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Danville 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 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,546 miles [10,534.8 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 7,255 miles [11,675.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Danville ...

We have found 45 communities that share the name Danville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Danville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 44 communities in the United States and Canada - with 44 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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Arkansas

Yell County

Our profile page for Danville, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Danville, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the West Northwest

Los Angeles County

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

Florida

Union County

Our profile page for Danville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Sumter County

Our profile page for Danville, Sumter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Southeast

Twiggs County

Our profile page for Danville, Twiggs County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Vermilion County

Our profile page for Danville, Vermilion County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the North

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Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Danville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Danville, Hendricks County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Des Moines County

Our profile page for Danville, Des Moines County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Harper County

Our profile page for Danville, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the West Northwest

Mitchell County

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

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Kentucky

Boyle County

Our profile page for Danville, Boyle County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Danville, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West Southwest

Caddo Parish

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

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Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Danville, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Danville, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Danville, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

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

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Mississippi

Alcorn County

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

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Missouri

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Danville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Gage County

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

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Danville, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,688 miles [2,716.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Danville, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Warren County

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

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Danville, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Danville, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the North Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Danville, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North Northeast

Meigs County

Our profile page for Danville, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North Northeast

Pike County

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

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Pennsylvania

Montour County

Our profile page for Danville, Montour County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Danville
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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South Dakota

Turner County

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

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Tennessee

Houston County

Our profile page for Danville, Houston County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Comal County

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

Gregg County

Our profile page for Danville, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West

Montgomery County

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

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Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Danville, Caledonia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Danville City

Our profile page for Danville, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East Northeast

Pittsylvania County

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

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Washington

Ferry County

Our profile page for Danville, Ferry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,938 miles [3,118.9 km] to the Northwest

King County

Our profile page for Danville, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Danville, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dodge County

Our profile page for Danville, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Danville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5923, Longitude: -86.7700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Danville 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 Danville 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 313.661 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.28 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.268 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 Danville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Danville.



 
 
 

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