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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Greenville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Greenville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Greenville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,624 miles [10,660.3 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 7,326 miles [11,790.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

We have found 68 communities that share the name Greenville.

While the name Greenville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 66 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Greenville, we know of 2 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Greenville, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Greenville   [Map]
Distance: About 2,618 miles [4,213.3 km] to the Northwest

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Greenville, Alameda County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,017 miles [3,246 km] to the West Northwest

Plumas County

Our profile page for Greenville, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the West Northwest

Yuba County

Our profile page for Greenville, Yuba County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,995 miles [3,210.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Greenville, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the Northeast

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Greenville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northeast

New Castle County

Our profile page for Greenville, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Madison County

Our profile page for Greenville, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Greenville, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East Southeast

Meriwether County

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

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Illinois

Bond County

Our profile page for Greenville, Bond County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the North Northwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Greenville, Franklin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Greenville, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the North

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Greenville, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the North

Wells County

Our profile page for Greenville, Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Clay County

Our profile page for Greenville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Jewell County

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

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Kentucky

Clark County

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

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Greenville, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Greenville, Catahoula Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the West

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Greenville, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the West Southwest

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for Greenville, Orleans Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Greenville, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,220 miles [1,963.4 km] to the Northeast

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Greenville, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Carroll County

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

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Greenville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Greenville, Montcalm County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Greenville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Greenville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Greenville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Greenville, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the West Northwest

White Pine County

Our profile page for Greenville, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Greenville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Greenville, Hudson County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the Northeast

Ocean County

Our profile page for Greenville, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the Northeast

Salem County

Our profile page for Greenville, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Greene County

Our profile page for Greenville, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Greenville, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

Steuben County

Our profile page for Greenville, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the North Northeast

Ulster County

Our profile page for Greenville, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Greenville, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Greenville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Greenville, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Greenville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Greenville, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the North

Knox County

Our profile page for Greenville, Knox County
This community is historic.
Although located in Knox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Love County

Our profile page for Greenville, Love County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Greenville, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,124 miles [3,418.2 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Greenville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,158 miles [3,473 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Greenville, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the North Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Greenville, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the North Northeast

Lackawanna County

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Greenville, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Greenville, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Greenville, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Greenville, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North

Greene County

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

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Texas

Hunt County

Our profile page for Greenville, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Utah

Beaver County

Our profile page for Greenville, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the West Northwest

Cache County

Our profile page for Greenville, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Greenville, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Greenville, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Greenville, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the North Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Greenville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Greenville, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the North

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 11,033 miles [17,755.9 km] to the West

Liberia   [Map]

Distance: About 5,304 miles [8,536 km] to the East

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The official website for Greenville: www.greenville-alabama.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' distance beginning in Greenville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greenville. 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 Greenville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8344, Longitude: -86.6289     [Map].

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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 Greenville 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 313.458 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.802 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.575 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 Greenville, 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 Greenville.



 
 
 

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