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Havana, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Havana to Greensboro, 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 87 miles [140 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,615 miles [10,645.8 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 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Havana ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Havana.

While the name Havana is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Yell County

Our profile page for Havana, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Havana, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Havana, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Mason County

Our profile page for Havana, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Havana, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northwest

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

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

Saginaw County

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

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Minnesota

Steele County

Our profile page for Havana, Steele County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Gentry County

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

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North Dakota

Sargent County

Our profile page for Havana, Sargent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Huron County

Our profile page for Havana, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Havana, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,863 miles [2,998.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Havana, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the North

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Havana, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Havana, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Havana. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Havana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Havana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8951, Longitude: -87.6203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Havana 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 Havana 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 314.127 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.723 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.752 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 Havana.



 
 
 

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