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Yatesville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Yatesville to Talladega, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 623 miles [1,002.6 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 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Yatesville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Yatesville.

While the name Yatesville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Upson County

Our profile page for Yatesville, Upson County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the East Southeast


Morgan County

Our profile page for Yatesville, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the North Northwest


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Yatesville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Yates County

Our profile page for Yatesville, Yates County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast

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Beaufort County

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

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Fayette County

Our profile page for Yatesville, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Luzerne County

Our profile page for Yatesville, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Yatesville, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northeast

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Lunenburg County

Our profile page for Yatesville, Lunenburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the East 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 that starts in Yatesville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yatesville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yatesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6043, Longitude: -86.1197     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yatesville 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 Yatesville 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 313.272 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.832 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.005 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 Yatesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Yatesville.


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