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Orrville, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Orrville to Selma, 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 57 miles [91.7 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,628 miles [10,666.7 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 7,333 miles [11,801.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Orrville ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Orrville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Orrville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States and Canada - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Jackson County

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

Indiana

Knox County

Our profile page for Orrville, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the North

Manitoba

Our profile page for Orrville
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Orrville, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Wayne County

Our profile page for Orrville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Orrville   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Orrville, 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.

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South Carolina

Anderson County

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

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Texas

Marion County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Orrville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orrville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orrville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3066, Longitude: -87.2457     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orrville 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 Orrville 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 313.859 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.331 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.721 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 Orrville.



 
 
 

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