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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Graysville to Birmingham, 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 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Graysville ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Graysville.

While the name Graysville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Graysville, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Northeast

Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Graysville, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the North

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Graysville, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Graysville, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Graysville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,235 miles [1,987.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Putnam County

Our profile page for Graysville, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Graysville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Greene County

Our profile page for Graysville, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Graysville, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Rhea County

Our profile page for Graysville, Rhea County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Graysville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East Northeast

Floyd County

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

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West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Graysville, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Graysville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6582, Longitude: -86.9673     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Graysville 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 Graysville 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 313.784 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.432 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.333 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 Graysville.



 
 
 

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