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Batesville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Batesville to Clayton, 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 60 miles [96.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Batesville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Batesville.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Independence County

Our profile page for Batesville, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Northwest


Cherokee County

Our profile page for Batesville, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the North Northeast

Habersham County

Our profile page for Batesville, Habersham County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North Northeast


Ripley County

Our profile page for Batesville, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North

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Woodson County

Our profile page for Batesville, Woodson County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northwest

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Aroostook County

Our profile page for Batesville, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km] to the Northeast

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Panola County

Our profile page for Batesville, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Butler County

Our profile page for Batesville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the Northwest

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Camden County

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

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Noble County

Our profile page for Batesville, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Batesville, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Northeast

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Red River County

Our profile page for Batesville, Red River County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the West Northwest

Zavala County

Our profile page for Batesville, Zavala County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the West

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Tooele County

Our profile page for Batesville, Tooele County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Albemarle County

Our profile page for Batesville, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Batesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0090, Longitude: -85.3110     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Batesville 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 Batesville 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.70 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.95 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.037 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 Batesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Batesville.