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Newtonville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Newtonville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Newtonville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Fayette [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Newtonville to Fayette, 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 121 miles [194.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,591 miles [10,607.2 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 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newtonville ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Newtonville.

While the name Newtonville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Spencer County

Our profile page for Newtonville, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North


Buchanan County

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


Middlesex County

Our profile page for Newtonville, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the Northeast


Baraga County

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

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Attala County

Our profile page for Newtonville, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Newtonville, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Albany County

Our profile page for Newtonville, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Newtonville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Newtonville   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Newtonville, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Gonzales County

Our profile page for Newtonville, Gonzales County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newtonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5454, Longitude: -87.8014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newtonville 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 Newtonville 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 314.282 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.992 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.695 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 Newtonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newtonville.


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