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Ivanhoe, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ivanhoe to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,568 miles [10,570.2 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 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,152 miles [8,291.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ivanhoe ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Ivanhoe.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Ivanhoe. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 27 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IllinoisNevadaOklahomaWest Virginia

Arkansas

Searcy County

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

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Pitkin County

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

Florida

Leon County

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

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Lake County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the North

Will County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the North

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Kansas

Finney County

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

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Huron County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Elko County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km] to the West

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New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Ivanhoe   [Map]
Distance: About 2,004 miles [3,225.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

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

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ivanhoe   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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South Dakota

Custer County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Custer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West

Tyler County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Wythe County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Upshur County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 from Ivanhoe. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ivanhoe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ivanhoe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1482, Longitude: -86.7758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ivanhoe 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 Ivanhoe 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 313.637 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.191 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.364 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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<8>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 Ivanhoe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ivanhoe.



 
 
 

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