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Whitesville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Whitesville to Guntersville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitesville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Whitesville.

While the name Whitesville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Sussex County

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


Harris County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the Southeast


Saline County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Saline County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the North Northwest


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North

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Daviess County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the North

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Washington County

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

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Andrew County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Andrew County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast

Ocean County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East

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Windsor County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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Accomack County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the East Northeast

Halifax County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1718, Longitude: -86.2428     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitesville 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 Whitesville 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 313.377 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.032 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.928 degrees.

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<7>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 Whitesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitesville.


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