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Ashville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Ashville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 620 miles [997.8 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 6,514 miles [10,483.3 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 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ashville ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Ashville.

While the name Ashville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ashville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Southeast


Schuyler County

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


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ashville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North


Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Ashville, Tensas Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Hancock County

Our profile page for Ashville, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Ashville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Ashville, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pickaway County

Our profile page for Ashville, Pickaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Cambria County

Our profile page for Ashville, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast

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Fauquier County

Our profile page for Ashville, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 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 from Ashville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8338, Longitude: -86.2700     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashville 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 Ashville 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 313.375 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.983 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.014 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 Ashville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashville.