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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Taylorville 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 6 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 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taylorville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Taylorville.

While the name Taylorville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Woodruff County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Northwest

California

Marin County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Marin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Pueblo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Pueblo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Idaho

Bonneville County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Bonneville County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Christian County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the North

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Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Union Parish

Our profile page for Taylorville, Union Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Worcester County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

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

Lackawanna County

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

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Fannin County

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

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Vermont

Caledonia County

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

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Taylorville ...

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.

Cedar Crest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Taylorville   [Map]
Cedar Knoll   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cherokee Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cherry Dale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fairway Drive   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fernridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Jerusalem Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Sandy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadow Lawn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Mimosa Highlands   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosedale Courts   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Running Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Sky Ranch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Skyland Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
South Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Springbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Stokes   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
University Lane   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
University Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Taylorville. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Taylorville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<9>

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About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylorville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1435, Longitude: -87.5472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylorville 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 Taylorville 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 314.10 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.726 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.674 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 Taylorville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Taylorville could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Taylorville.



 
 
 

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