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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Oliver to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 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 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oliver ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Oliver.

While the name Oliver is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Scott County

Our profile page for Oliver, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Oliver   [Map]
Distance: About 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km] to the Northwest

California

Yuba County

Our profile page for Oliver, Yuba County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Oliver, Gunnison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Gunnison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Oliver, Screven County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Oliver, Edgar County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Oliver, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Posey County

Our profile page for Oliver, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the North

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Kansas

Haskell County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

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

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Louisiana

Iberia Parish

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

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Oliver, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Bernard Parish

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

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Oliver, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Michigan

Huron County

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

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Missouri

Macon County

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

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Nebraska

Kimball County

Our profile page for Oliver, Kimball County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Oliver, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Oliver   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Oliver   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oliver, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Oliver, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Oliver, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oliver. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8109, Longitude: -87.2503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oliver 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 Oliver 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 314.023 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.867 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.199 degrees.

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<7>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 Oliver, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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