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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From East Centreville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as East Centreville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from East Centreville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,593 miles [10,610.4 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 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named East Centreville ...

While the name East Centreville is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Centreville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9440, Longitude: -87.1356     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Centreville 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 East Centreville 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 313.839 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.396 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.549 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for East Centreville.