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Knoxville, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Knoxville to Eutaw, 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 99 miles [159.3 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,618 miles [10,650.6 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 7,327 miles [11,791.7 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 Knoxville ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Knoxville.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Knoxville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States - with 23 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East Northeast

Pike County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Napa County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Crawford County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East

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Illinois

Knox County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Marion County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Franklin County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Ray County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Knox County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Belmont County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Curry County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Curry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast

Tioga County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Cherokee County

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

Kimble County

Our profile page for Knoxville, Kimble County
This community is historic.
Although located in Kimble 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 Knoxville, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Knoxville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Knoxville) 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 Knoxville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Knoxville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knoxville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9923, Longitude: -87.7906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Knoxville 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 Knoxville 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 314.237 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.863 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.801 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 Knoxville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Knoxville.



 
 
 

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