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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sun Valley to Birmingham, 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 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,541 miles [10,526.7 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sun Valley ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Sun Valley.

While the name Sun Valley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Gila County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km] to the West

Navajo County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sun Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the West

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Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East

Cobb County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the East

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the East

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Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast

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Nevada

Washoe County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Washoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Nash County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

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

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Pennsylvania

Monroe County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Sun Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

El Paso County

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

Harris County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Southwest

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the West Southwest

Lamar County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North Northeast

Harrison County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Northeast

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Northeast

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About Jefferson County

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6443, Longitude: -86.6989     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley 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 313.622 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.242 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.228 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 Sun Valley.



 
 
 

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