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Newville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Abbeville [Map], which is the Seat of Henry County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Newville to Abbeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newville ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Newville.

While the name Newville 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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Glenn County

Our profile page for Newville, Glenn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,149 miles [3,458.5 km] to the West Northwest


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Newville, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the North

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Newville, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the North Northeast

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Newville   [Map]
Distance: About 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Towner County

Our profile page for Newville, Towner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Newville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northeast

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Richland County

Our profile page for Newville, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Bucks County

Our profile page for Newville, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Newville, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Newville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast

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Prince George County

Our profile page for Newville, Prince George County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Newville, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast

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Braxton County

Our profile page for Newville, Braxton County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Rock County

Our profile page for Newville, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4203, Longitude: -85.3374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newville 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 Newville 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 312.676 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.84 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.171 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Newville.