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Ollie, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Monroeville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Ollie to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,672 miles [10,737.5 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 7,374 miles [11,867.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,252 miles [8,452.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ollie ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Ollie.

While the name Ollie is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Gilmer County

Our profile page for Ollie, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North Northeast


Keokuk County

Our profile page for Ollie, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the North Northwest


Edmonson County

Our profile page for Ollie, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North


Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Ollie, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the Southwest

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Fallon County

Our profile page for Ollie, Fallon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km] to the Northwest

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Polk County

Our profile page for Ollie, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ollie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4716, Longitude: -87.3422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ollie 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 Ollie 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 313.849 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.206 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.918 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ollie.