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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Davenport to ...

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

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

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Davenport to Hayneville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 706 miles [1,136.2 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 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 6,604 miles [10,628.1 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,184 miles [8,342.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Davenport ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Davenport.

While the name Davenport is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Davenport, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the Northwest

California

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Davenport, Santa Cruz County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Saguache County

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

Florida

Polk County

Our profile page for Davenport, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Davenport, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cheyenne County

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

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Kentucky

Butler County

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

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Mississippi

Coahoma County

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

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Missouri

Dade County

Our profile page for Davenport, Dade County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Thayer County

Our profile page for Davenport, Thayer County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Davenport, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the Northeast

Ocean County

Our profile page for Davenport, Ocean County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Davenport, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Davenport, Caldwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

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

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Davenport, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Davenport, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Comal County

Our profile page for Davenport, 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.

Red River County

Our profile page for Davenport, Red River County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Davenport, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Washington

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Davenport, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Tyler County

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

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davenport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0657, Longitude: -86.4064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Davenport 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 Davenport 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 313.344 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.702 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.443 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 Davenport, 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 Davenport.



 
 
 

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