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Ellaville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Double Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Winston County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 145 miles [233.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Ellaville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ellaville ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Ellaville.

While the name Ellaville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ellaville, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the South Southeast

Madison County

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

Suwannee County

Our profile page for Ellaville, Suwannee County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Schley County

Our profile page for Ellaville, Schley County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Southeast

Sumter County

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

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Ellaville, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Ellaville, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellaville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2573, Longitude: -87.3200     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ellaville 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 Ellaville 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 314.035 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.803 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.349 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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