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Bolivar, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bolivar to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 555 miles [893.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,443 miles [10,369 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 7,154 miles [11,513.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,030 miles [8,095 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bolivar ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Bolivar.

While the name Bolivar is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Bartow County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the East Southeast


Wabash County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North


Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Bolivar, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Southwest


Frederick County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Northeast

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Bolivar County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West Southwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Polk County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Allegany County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the Northeast

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Hardeman County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Hardeman County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the West

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Denton County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bolivar, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolivar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9134, Longitude: -85.7750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bolivar 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 Bolivar 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 313.129 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.85 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.565 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 Bolivar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bolivar.