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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Davistown to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,470 miles [10,412.5 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 7,181 miles [11,556.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,057 miles [8,138.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Davistown ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Davistown.

While the name Davistown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for Davistown, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the North Northeast

Woodford County

Our profile page for Davistown, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the North Northeast

North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Davistown, Edgecombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the East Northeast

McDowell County

Our profile page for Davistown, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Davistown, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Davistown, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Davistown, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East

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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 Davistown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Davistown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davistown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5418, Longitude: -86.0197     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Davistown 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 Davistown 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 313.261 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.95 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.752 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Davistown.