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Turnerville, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Turnerville to Mobile, with an average speed<2> 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 most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 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 7,431 miles [11,959 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turnerville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Turnerville.

While the name Turnerville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Tolland County

Our profile page for Turnerville, Tolland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km] to the Northeast


Habersham County

Our profile page for Turnerville, Habersham County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Northeast


Graham County

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


Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Turnerville, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Jasper County

Our profile page for Turnerville, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the Northwest

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Howell County

Our profile page for Turnerville, Howell County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the North Northwest

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Grant County

Our profile page for Turnerville, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km] to the West Northwest

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

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Turnerville, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,493 miles [2,402.8 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turnerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9785, Longitude: -88.1292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turnerville 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 Turnerville 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 314.271 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.629 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.309 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 Turnerville, 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 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 Turnerville.