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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Longview 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 65 miles [104.6 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 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,566 miles [10,567 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Longview ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Longview.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Longview. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 31 communities in the United States and Canada - with 31 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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Alberta

Our profile page for Longview   [Map]
Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Longview, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Longview, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Longview, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Emanuel County

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

Habersham County

Our profile page for Longview, Habersham County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Longview, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Christian County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Longview, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Franklin Parish

Our profile page for Longview, Franklin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Longview, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Longview, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Dukes County

Our profile page for Longview, Dukes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Longview, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the West Northwest

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Longview, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the West

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Longview, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Franklin County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Longview, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northwest

McDonald County

Our profile page for Longview, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Longview, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Longview, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Longview, 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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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Longview, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Longview, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the North

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Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for Longview, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West

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Virginia

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Longview, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Northeast

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Longview, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast

Prince William County

Our profile page for Longview, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Longview, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the Northwest

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Longview, Cowlitz County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Longview, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Longview. 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Longview. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Longview) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Longview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2004, Longitude: -86.7817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Longview 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 Longview 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 313.644 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.206 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.356 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 Longview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Longview.



 
 
 

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