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Wattsville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wattsville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Wattsville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Wattsville to Ashville, 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 (S). 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 627 miles [1,009.1 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 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 7,230 miles [11,635.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,106 miles [8,217.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wattsville ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Wattsville.

While the name Wattsville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

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

Nebraska

Platte County

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

Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Wattsville, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North Northeast

South Carolina

Laurens County

Our profile page for Wattsville, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Robertson County

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

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Wattsville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Clay County

Our profile page for Wattsville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

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

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 stretches from Wattsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wattsville) 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 Wattsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wattsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wattsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6815, Longitude: -86.2797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wattsville 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 Wattsville 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 313.372 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.959 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.052 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 Wattsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wattsville.



 
 
 

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