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Elberta, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Elberta to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 837 miles [1,347 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 6,733 miles [10,835.7 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 7,432 miles [11,960.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,312 miles [8,548.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Elberta ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Elberta.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Calhoun County

Our profile page for Elberta, Calhoun County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the Northwest

Howard County

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

Searcy County

Our profile page for Elberta, Searcy County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Northwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Elberta, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Northwest

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Houston County

Our profile page for Elberta, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Northeast

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Benzie County

Our profile page for Elberta, Benzie County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the North

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Reynolds County

Our profile page for Elberta, Reynolds County
Although located in Reynolds County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Niagara County

Our profile page for Elberta, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Elberta, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast

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Blair County

Our profile page for Elberta, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Smith County

Our profile page for Elberta, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Utah County

Our profile page for Elberta, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elberta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4148, Longitude: -87.5965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elberta 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 Elberta 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 313.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.126 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.206 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 Elberta, 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 Elberta.