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Gordonville, Alabama

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

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

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Gordonville to Montgomery, 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 715 miles [1,150.7 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 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,613 miles [10,642.6 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 7,316 miles [11,774 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,194 miles [8,358.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gordonville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Gordonville.

While the name Gordonville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Polk County

Our profile page for Gordonville, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Southeast


Midland County

Our profile page for Gordonville, Midland County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the North


Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Gordonville, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North Northwest


Brown County

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

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Our profile page for Gordonville   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Lancaster County

Our profile page for Gordonville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Gordonville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Williamsburg County

Our profile page for Gordonville, Williamsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Grayson County

Our profile page for Gordonville, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 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 begins in Gordonville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gordonville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gordonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gordonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1532, Longitude: -86.7152     [Map].

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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 Gordonville 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 313.532 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.933 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.544 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 Gordonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gordonville.