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Edwardsville, Alabama
(Coffee County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Edwardsville 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 725 miles [1,166.8 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 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 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 7,318 miles [11,777.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,198 miles [8,365.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edwardsville ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Edwardsville.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Edwardsville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 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

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the North

Etowah County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the North


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North Northeast

Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the North

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Kansas

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Wyandotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Surry County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Edwardsville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

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

Warren County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Our profile page for Edwardsville
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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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Edwardsville, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Coffee County

About Alabama

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edwardsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4172, Longitude: -86.0759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edwardsville 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 Edwardsville 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 313.103 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.334 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.448 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 Edwardsville, 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 Edwardsville.



 
 
 

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