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Farmville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Farmville 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 most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 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 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Farmville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Farmville.

While the name Farmville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Farmville, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the West

Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Farmville, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the North Northeast

Kentucky

Fleming County

Our profile page for Farmville, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North Northeast

Missouri

Ray County

Our profile page for Farmville, Ray County
Although located in Ray County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Farmville, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Farmville, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Farmville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Farmville, Henderson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Prince Edward County

Our profile page for Farmville, Prince Edward County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northeast

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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 from Farmville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Farmville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farmville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6660, Longitude: -85.4899     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farmville 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 Farmville 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 312.845 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.209 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.964 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 Farmville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Farmville.



 
 
 

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