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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Valley 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 city such as 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 Valley to:

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Valley to LaFayette, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). 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 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Valley ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Valley.

While the name Valley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Hot Spring County

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

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Valley, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Cook County

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

Iowa

Washington County

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

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Kansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Valley, Clark County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hodgeman County

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

Shawnee County

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

Trego County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Valley, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North

Lewis County

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

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Michigan

Alger County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

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

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Mississippi

Carroll County

Our profile page for Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West Northwest

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Valley, Yazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West

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Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Valley, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Valley, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Valley, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Valley, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the Northeast

Middlesex County

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

Passaic County

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

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North Carolina

Avery County

Our profile page for Valley, Avery County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Valley, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

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

Clarion County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Guadalupe County

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

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Valley, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,989 miles [3,201 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Gilmer County

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

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

Our profile page for Valley, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Park County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Valley: www.cityofvalley.com/

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.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 starting in Valley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Valley) 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 Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8034, Longitude: -85.1774     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for 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 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 312.67 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.025 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.813 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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<8>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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valley.



 
 
 

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