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Starkville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Starkville to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Starkville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Starkville to:

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Starkville to Centre, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,456 miles [10,389.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,164 miles [11,529.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,040 miles [8,111.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Starkville ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Starkville.

While the name Starkville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Las Animas County

Our profile page for Starkville, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the West Northwest


Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Starkville, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Herkimer County

Our profile page for Starkville, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Northeast


Our profile page for Starkville   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Wyoming County

Our profile page for Starkville, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Starkville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Starkville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Starkville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starkville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3881, Longitude: -85.4922     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Starkville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Starkville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.936 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.554 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.574 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Starkville.