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Harrisville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Harrisville to Gadsden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the South (S). 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 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,502 miles [10,464 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Harrisville ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Harrisville.

While the name Harrisville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the North

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast

Cecil County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northeast

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Alcona County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Simpson County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the West Southwest

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Weber County

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Distance: About 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Windham County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Shenandoah County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marquette County

Our profile page for Harrisville, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the North Northwest

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 starts in Harrisville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harrisville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrisville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0495, Longitude: -86.2347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harrisville 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 Harrisville 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 313.366 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.002 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.952 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Harrisville.



 
 
 

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