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Earlville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Earlville to Mobile, 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 just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,740 miles [10,847 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 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,322 miles [8,564.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Earlville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Earlville.

While the name Earlville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Earlville, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities located internationally

Communities Outside of Alabama


La Salle County

Our profile page for Earlville, La Salle County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the North


Delaware County

Our profile page for Earlville, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the North

New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Earlville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km] to the North Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Earlville, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the Northeast

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Portage County

Our profile page for Earlville, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the North Northeast

Trumbull County

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

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Berks County

Our profile page for Earlville, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Beadle County

Our profile page for Earlville, 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.

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>

Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 8,912 miles [14,342.5 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Earlville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9835, Longitude: -88.4070     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Earlville 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 Earlville 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 314.437 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.821 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.415 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 Earlville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Earlville.