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Masonville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Masonville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Masonville to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Masonville to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,108 miles [8,220.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Masonville ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Masonville.

While the name Masonville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Desha County

Our profile page for Masonville, Desha County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the West Southwest


Larimer County

Our profile page for Masonville, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the West Northwest


Windham County

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


Delaware County

Our profile page for Masonville, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Christian County

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Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the North

Daviess County

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Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the North

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Baltimore City

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Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Delta County

Our profile page for Masonville, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the North

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Delaware County

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Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Masonville   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Masonville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the Northeast

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Fairfax County

Our profile page for Masonville, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Masonville, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Masonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Masonville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Masonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Masonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8634, Longitude: -87.5300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Masonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Masonville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.198 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.076 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.305 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Masonville.