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Plevna, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Plevna to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South (S). 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 584 miles [939.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,467 miles [10,407.6 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 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,056 miles [8,136.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Plevna ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Plevna.

While the name Plevna is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Indiana

Howard County

Our profile page for Plevna, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the North

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Plevna, Reno County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the West Northwest

Missouri

Knox County

Our profile page for Plevna, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Northwest

Montana

Fallon County

Our profile page for Plevna, Fallon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Plevna   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Plevna, Klamath County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km] to the West Northwest

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The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plevna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9618, Longitude: -86.4167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plevna 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 Plevna 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 313.521 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.308 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.818 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 Plevna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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