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Eva, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Eva to Decatur, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,511 miles [10,478.4 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 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eva ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Eva.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Polk County

Our profile page for Eva, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Southeast


Houston County

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


Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Eva, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Southwest

North Carolina

Perquimans County

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

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Texas County

Our profile page for Eva, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Benton County

Our profile page for Eva, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the North Northwest

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Eva, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eva. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eva

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eva. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3305, Longitude: -86.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eva 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 Eva 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 313.696 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.422 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.102 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 Eva.


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