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Davisville, Alabama
(Macon County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuskegee [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Davisville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two 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 6,560 miles [10,557.3 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 7,260 miles [11,683.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Davisville ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Davisville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Davisville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 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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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Davisville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the North Northeast

Massachusetts

Barnstable County

Our profile page for Davisville, Barnstable County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the Northeast

Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Davisville, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the West

Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Davisville, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Davisville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the Northeast

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Davisville, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Davisville, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the Northeast

Camden County

Our profile page for Davisville, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Davisville, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Davisville, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Davisville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Davisville, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the West

Leon County

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

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West Virginia

Tucker County

Our profile page for Davisville, Tucker County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Davisville, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davisville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3276, Longitude: -85.6697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Davisville 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 Davisville 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 312.929 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.259 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.106 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 Davisville, 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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