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Manila, Alabama
(Clarke County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Manila to Grove Hill, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 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 7,390 miles [11,893.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Manila ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Manila.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Manila. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Navajo County

Our profile page for Manila, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km] to the West Northwest


Mississippi County

Our profile page for Manila, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the North Northwest


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Manila, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the West Northwest


Adams County

Our profile page for Manila, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the Northwest

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Ford County

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

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Johnson County

Our profile page for Manila, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pettis County

Our profile page for Manila, Pettis County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the North Northwest

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McMinn County

Our profile page for Manila, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Cherokee County

Our profile page for Manila, Cherokee County
This community is historic.
Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Daggett County

Our profile page for Manila, Daggett County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the Northwest

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Boone County

Our profile page for Manila, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manila. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5085, Longitude: -87.7231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manila 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 Manila 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 314.078 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.058 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 Manila, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Manila.