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Priceville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Priceville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Priceville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Priceville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 622 miles [1,001 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Priceville ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Priceville.

While the name Priceville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Duval County

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


Hart County

Our profile page for Priceville, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North Northeast


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Priceville, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast


Lee County

Our profile page for Priceville, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the West

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Pettis County

Our profile page for Priceville, Pettis County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Pettis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Priceville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Priceville   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Wayne County

Our profile page for Priceville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Priceville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km] to the Northeast

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Lexington County

Our profile page for Priceville, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Priceville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Priceville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Priceville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5239, Longitude: -86.8856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Priceville 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 Priceville 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 313.785 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.552 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.112 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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<8>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 Priceville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Priceville.