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McVille, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from McVille to Guntersville, 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 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,073 miles [8,164.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named McVille ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name McVille.

While the name McVille is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Indiana

Greene County

Our profile page for McVille, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North

Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for McVille, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North Northeast

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for McVille, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West Southwest

North Dakota

Nelson County

Our profile page for McVille, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for McVille, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McVille. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2862, Longitude: -86.1278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McVille 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 McVille 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 313.313 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.975 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.855 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McVille.



 
 
 

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