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Pleasant Plains, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pleasant Plains to Dothan, 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 94 miles [151.3 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 698 miles [1,123.3 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 6,589 miles [10,604 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 Pleasant Plains ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Pleasant Plains.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Pleasant Plains. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Independence County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the Northwest


Sangamon County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the North Northwest


Republic County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Republic County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Republic County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northeast

Morris County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the Northeast

Ocean County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East Northeast

Hertford County

Our profile page for Pleasant Plains, Hertford County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 that stretches from Pleasant Plains. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pleasant Plains) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Plains. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3043, Longitude: -85.2297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Plains 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 Pleasant Plains 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 312.605 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.743 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.155 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pleasant Plains.