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Payneville, Alabama

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

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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 community such as Payneville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Payneville to Livingston, 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 122 miles [196.3 km] to the East (E). 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 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,659 miles [10,716.6 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 7,369 miles [11,859.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Payneville ...

While the name Payneville is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Meade County

Our profile page for Payneville, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Payneville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6135, Longitude: -88.3467     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Payneville 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 Payneville 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 314.544 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.168 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.098 degrees.

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