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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Luverne to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 717 miles [1,153.9 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 6,614 miles [10,644.2 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 7,314 miles [11,770.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,193 miles [8,357.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Luverne ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Luverne.

While the name Luverne is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Minnesota

Rock County

Our profile page for Luverne, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the North Northwest

North Dakota

Steele County

Our profile page for Luverne, Steele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Luverne. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Luverne) 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 Luverne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Luverne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luverne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7186, Longitude: -86.2687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Luverne 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 Luverne 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 313.238 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.532 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.46 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Luverne.