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Red Level, Alabama
(Covington County)

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How Far From Red Level 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 town such as Red Level to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Red Level to Andalusia, 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 68 miles [109.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,644 miles [10,692.5 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 7,343 miles [11,817.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Red Level ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Red Level.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Red Level. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 5 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

Chambers County

Our profile page for Red Level, Chambers County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Red Level, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 55 miles [88.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Citrus County

Our profile page for Red Level, Citrus County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Southeast


Wilkinson County

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


Rusk County

Our profile page for Red Level, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Red Level. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Level) 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 Red Level. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Level

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Level. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4055, Longitude: -86.6083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Level 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 Red Level 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 313.412 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.691 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.651 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 Red Level.


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