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Douglasville, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Douglasville 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 5 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 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,549 miles [10,539.6 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Douglasville ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Douglasville.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Douglasville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Douglasville, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the South Southwest

Escambia County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Douglasville, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Douglasville, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East

Early County

Our profile page for Douglasville, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Southeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Douglasville. 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 starting from Douglasville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Douglasville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douglasville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5543, Longitude: -86.7983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Douglasville 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 Douglasville 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 313.676 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.292 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.287 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Douglasville.



 
 
 

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