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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Frankville to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,697 miles [10,777.8 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 7,403 miles [11,914 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,280 miles [8,497.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Frankville ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Frankville.

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


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Monroe County

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

Iowa

Winneshiek County

Our profile page for Frankville, Winneshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Brown County

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

Maryland

Garrett County

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

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Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Frankville, Howell County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Frankville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,718 miles [2,764.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Frankville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the North Northeast

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.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 from Frankville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Frankville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frankville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6465, Longitude: -88.1475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frankville 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 Frankville 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 314.343 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 311.197 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 Frankville.



 
 
 

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