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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Victoria to Elba, 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 59 miles [95 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,187 miles [8,347.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Victoria ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Victoria.

While the name Victoria is unique within Alabama, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Victoria
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Victoria, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Victoria, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Victoria   [Map]
Distance: About 2,266 miles [3,646.8 km] to the Northwest

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California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Victoria, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Lake County

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

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Victoria, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Cass County

Our profile page for Victoria, 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.

Knox County

Our profile page for Victoria, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Greene County

Our profile page for Victoria, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North

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Kansas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Victoria, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Hancock County

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

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Victoria, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the North Northwest

Johnson County

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

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Victoria, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the West

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Victoria
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Victoria, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ontonagon County

Our profile page for Victoria, Ontonagon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Victoria, Carver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Marshall County

Our profile page for Victoria, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Daviess County

Our profile page for Victoria, Daviess County
Although located in Daviess County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Victoria, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Victoria, 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.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Victoria   [Map]
Distance: About 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

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

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

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

Luna County

Our profile page for Victoria, Luna County
Although located in Luna County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Victoria, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Victoria   [Map]
Distance: About 2,046 miles [3,292.7 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Victoria   [Map]
Distance: About 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Mercer County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Victoria   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Victoria, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Victoria   [Map]
Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Victoria, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Victoria, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North

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Texas

Limestone County

Our profile page for Victoria, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the West

Starr County

Our profile page for Victoria, Starr County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the West Southwest

Victoria County

Our profile page for Victoria, Victoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Lunenburg County

Our profile page for Victoria, Lunenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

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

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Victoria, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Coffee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Victoria. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Victoria) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victoria. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5299, Longitude: -85.9383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Victoria 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 Victoria 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 313.031 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.267 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.373 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 Victoria, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Victoria.



 
 
 

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