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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Viola once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Viola to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Viola to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 632 miles [1,017.1 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,525 miles [10,501 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Viola ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Viola.

While the name Viola is unique within Alabama, we know of another 31 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Viola, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the West Northwest

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Viola, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,972 miles [3,173.6 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Viola, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Viola, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Lake County

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

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Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Viola, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Viola, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,820 miles [2,929 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Viola, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Noble County

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

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Viola, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Elk County

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

Ellis County

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

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Viola, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Graves County

Our profile page for Viola, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Viola, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Mackinac County

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

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Viola, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jasper County

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

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Viola, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Viola, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Rockland County

Our profile page for Viola, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Pender County

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

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Viola, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,044 miles [3,289.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Viola, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Warren County

Our profile page for Viola, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Nueces County

Our profile page for Viola, Nueces County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

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

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Viola, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Viola, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Richland County

Our profile page for Viola, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Viola, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the West Northwest

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The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Viola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Viola. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Viola) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8612, Longitude: -86.5580     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Viola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Viola to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.55 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.189 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.124 degrees.

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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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