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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Fort Payne [Map], which is the Seat of DeKalb County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Plainview to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,465 miles [10,404.4 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 7,175 miles [11,547 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Plainview ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Plainview.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Plainview. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 45 communities in the United States - with 47 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Plainview, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South Southeast

Dale County

Our profile page for Plainview, Dale County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Arkansas County

Our profile page for Plainview, Arkansas County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the West

Logan County

Our profile page for Plainview, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West

White County

Our profile page for Plainview, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the West Northwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Plainview, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the West

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California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Plainview, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Plainview, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Plainview, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East

Warren County

Our profile page for Plainview, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the East Southeast

Whitfield County

Our profile page for Plainview, Whitfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Plainview, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Plainview, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

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

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Plainview, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Southwest

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Plainview, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the Southwest

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Minnesota

Wabasha County

Our profile page for Plainview, Wabasha County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Plainview, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Clinton County

Our profile page for Plainview, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northwest

Macon County

Our profile page for Plainview, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Northwest

McDonald County

Our profile page for Plainview, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Pierce County

Our profile page for Plainview, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Lea County

Our profile page for Plainview, Lea County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Lea County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Plainview, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Plainview, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northeast

Queens County

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

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North Carolina

Robeson County

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

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Plainview, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Greer County

Our profile page for Plainview, Greer County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the West

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Plainview, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the West

Woods County

Our profile page for Plainview, Woods County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Deschutes County

Our profile page for Plainview, Deschutes County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,000 miles [3,218.7 km] to the West Northwest

Linn County

Our profile page for Plainview, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km] to the West Northwest

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Plainview, Multnomah County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,081 miles [3,349 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Plainview, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Plainview, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Plainview, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Plainview, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Denton County

Our profile page for Plainview, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West

Hale County

Our profile page for Plainview, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the West

Haskell County

Our profile page for Plainview, Haskell County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the West

Houston County

Our profile page for Plainview, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West Southwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Plainview, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the West

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Plainview, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the West Southwest

Sabine County

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

Wharton County

Our profile page for Plainview, Wharton County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Plainview, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainview. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4831, Longitude: -85.8205     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plainview 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 Plainview 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 313.138 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.80 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.685 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 Plainview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Plainview.



 
 
 

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