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Nauvoo, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nauvoo to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 133 miles [214 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Nauvoo ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Nauvoo.

While the name Nauvoo is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Hancock County

Our profile page for Nauvoo, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North Northwest


Comanche County

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


Stone County

Our profile page for Nauvoo, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the West Northwest


Tioga County

Our profile page for Nauvoo, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Nauvoo, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

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Dyer County

Our profile page for Nauvoo, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nauvoo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nauvoo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nauvoo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9891, Longitude: -87.4869     [Map].

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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 Nauvoo 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 314.12 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.865 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.475 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 Nauvoo.


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