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New Village, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Village to Birmingham, 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 669 miles [1,076.7 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 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Village ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name New Village.

While the name New Village is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Windham County

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


Worcester County

Our profile page for New Village, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the Northeast

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Warren County

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


Northampton County

Our profile page for New Village, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from New Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Village) 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 New Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3882, Longitude: -86.9347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Village 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 New Village 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 313.748 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.352 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 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 New Village.


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