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Vance, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Vance to Tuscaloosa, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,586 miles [10,599.1 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vance ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Vance.

While the name Vance is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Vance, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the Northwest

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Vance, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,813 miles [2,917.7 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Linn County

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

Wyandotte County

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

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Kentucky

Henry County

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

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Mississippi

Newton County

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

Quitman County

Our profile page for Vance, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Webster County

Our profile page for Vance, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Morrill County

Our profile page for Vance, Morrill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Iredell County

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

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Vance, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Vance, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Vance, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Vance, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Edwards County

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

Real County

Our profile page for Vance, Real County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Vance, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Vance, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Vance, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vance. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vance

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1658, Longitude: -87.2331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vance 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 Vance 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 313.913 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.512 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.543 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 Vance.



 
 
 

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