RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Gatesville, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Gatesville 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Gatesville
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Gatesville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Gatesville to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Gatesville to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> 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).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,252 miles [11,671 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Gatesville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Gatesville.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 IndianaMichigan  
 IowaMississippi  
 KansasNorth Carolina  
 KentuckyTexas  

Indiana

Brown County

Our profile page for Gatesville, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Gatesville, Monroe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Gatesville, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Clay County

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

- Return to top

Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Gatesville, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the North

- Return to top

Michigan

Chippewa County

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

- Return to top

Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Gatesville, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the Southwest

- Return to top

North Carolina

Gates County

Our profile page for Gatesville, Gates County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

Texas

Coryell County

Our profile page for Gatesville, Coryell County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Gatesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Gatesville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gatesville) 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 Gatesville. 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 Gatesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gatesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7298, Longitude: -87.8459     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gatesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<3>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.

- Return to Citation

<4>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 Gatesville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.385 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.273 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.466 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<8>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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gatesville.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall