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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Ellisville, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Ellisville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,476 miles [10,422.1 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 7,183 miles [11,559.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ellisville ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Ellisville.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Ellisville. 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

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the South Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Southwest

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Calhoun County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West


Columbia County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the South Southeast


Fulton County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North Northwest


Allen County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North

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Nicholas County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Plymouth County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the Northeast

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Jones County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Southwest

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Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Ellisville   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Faulk County

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

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Louisa County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Northeast

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King County

Our profile page for Ellisville, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,080 miles [3,347.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kewaunee County

Our profile page for Ellisville, Kewaunee County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellisville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0648, Longitude: -85.6100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ellisville 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 Ellisville 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 312.992 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.573 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.697 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 Ellisville.


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