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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Summerville 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 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 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 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,318 miles [8,558.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Summerville ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Summerville.

While the name Summerville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Summerville, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the Northwest

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Summerville, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the West Northwest

Tehama County

Our profile page for Summerville, Tehama County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Summerville, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km] to the Northwest

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Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Summerville, Duval County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Duval County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Summerville, Chattooga County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northeast

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Summerville, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Summerville, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Summerville, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

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

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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

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

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Summerville, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Summerville, Calvert County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

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

Montcalm County

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

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Mississippi

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Summerville, Noxubee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Summerville, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Summerville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]
Distance: About 2,178 miles [3,505.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Harnett County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,626 miles [2,616.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Summerville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,901 miles [3,059.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Summerville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the North Northeast

Susquehanna County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Summerville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Summerville, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Perkins County

Our profile page for Summerville, Perkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Summerville, Gonzales County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the West

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Vermont

Caledonia County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7455, Longitude: -88.0767     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summerville 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 Summerville 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 314.218 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.535 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.33 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 Summerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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