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Mantua, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Mantua to Eutaw, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 108 miles [173.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 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 7,331 miles [11,798.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,207 miles [8,379.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mantua ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Mantua.

While the name Mantua is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Allen County

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


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Mantua, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast

New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Mantua, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Mantua   [Map]
Distance: About 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km] to the Northeast

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Guernsey County

Our profile page for Mantua, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North Northeast

Portage County

Our profile page for Mantua, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Mantua, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Northeast

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Collin County

Our profile page for Mantua, Collin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West

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Box Elder County

Our profile page for Mantua, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the West Northwest

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Fairfax County

Our profile page for Mantua, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast

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Park County

Our profile page for Mantua, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mantua. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0537, Longitude: -87.9289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mantua 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 Mantua 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 314.325 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.974 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.845 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 Mantua, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mantua.