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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Fairview Heights 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 community such as Fairview Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Fairview Heights to Ashville, 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,528 miles [10,505.8 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 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,112 miles [8,227 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fairview Heights ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Fairview Heights.

While the name Fairview Heights is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North Northeast

Illinois

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Franklin County

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

Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North Northeast

Berks County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Yankton County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Yankton County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the Northeast

Maury County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North Northwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Virginia

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Alleghany County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northeast

Arlington County

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

Lexington City

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

Lynchburg City

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Lynchburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Fairview Heights, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairview Heights. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.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 Fairview Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairview Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairview Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5279, Longitude: -86.2619     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairview Heights 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 Fairview Heights 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 313.353 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.915 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.078 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 Fairview Heights.



 
 
 

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