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Goldville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Goldville to Dadeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 631 miles [1,015.5 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 6,529 miles [10,507.4 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Goldville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Goldville.

While the name Goldville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for Goldville, Eureka County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,757 miles [2,827.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Laurens County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Goldville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Goldville) 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 Goldville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goldville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goldville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0841, Longitude: -85.7831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goldville 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 Goldville 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 313.042 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.495 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.986 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 Goldville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Goldville.



 
 
 

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