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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pickensville to Carrollton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 738 miles [1,187.7 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 6,626 miles [10,663.5 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 7,338 miles [11,809.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,214 miles [8,391.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pickensville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Pickensville.

While the name Pickensville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Ohio

Hancock County

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

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Pickensville, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pickensville ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Aliceville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Pickensville   [Map]
Archer   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crow (MS) (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Dillburg   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Foxtrap (MS) (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Grantsville (MS) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pickens Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Pickensville Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Plantersville (MS) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prairie Point (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ravine (MS)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Stones Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Pickensville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Carey Bell     (Born as Carey Bell Harrington)
  Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at an age of 70.

Macon [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Pickensville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<8>
 
Jesse Fortune
  Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at an age of 79.

Macon [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Pickensville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pickensville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickensville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2272, Longitude: -88.2663     [Map].

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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 Pickensville 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.543 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.25 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.947 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 Pickensville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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