A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Beatrice, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Beatrice

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Beatrice
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Monroeville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Beatrice to Monroeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,654 miles [10,708.6 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 7,356 miles [11,838.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,235 miles [8,424.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Beatrice ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Beatrice.

While the name Beatrice is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 GeorgiaNebraskaWest Virginia 
 MississippiSouth Dakota  


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the West Northwest

Yolo County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the West Northwest


Stewart County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the East


Porter County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North

- Return to top


Clarke County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West Northwest

Stone County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top


Carroll County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Carroll County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top


Gage County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Gage County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top


Our profile page for Beatrice   [Map]
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

South Dakota

Beadle County

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

- Return to top


Adams County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Beatrice, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Beatrice. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beatrice) 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 Beatrice. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beatrice

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beatrice. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7333, Longitude: -87.2090     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beatrice have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Beatrice to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.792 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.176 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.817 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Beatrice, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beatrice.