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Plantersville, Alabama
(Dallas County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Plantersville 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 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 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Plantersville ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Plantersville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Plantersville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - 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

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Plantersville, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the West Northwest

Louisiana

Morehouse Parish

Our profile page for Plantersville, Morehouse Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the West

Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Plantersville, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the Northwest

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Plantersville, Noxubee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Plantersville, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the East

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Texas

Grimes County

Our profile page for Plantersville, Grimes County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Lunenburg County

Our profile page for Plantersville, Lunenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plantersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6568, Longitude: -86.9244     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plantersville 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 Plantersville 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 313.693 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.187 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.524 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 Plantersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Plantersville.



 
 
 

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