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Valhalla, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Valhalla to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 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 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Valhalla ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Valhalla.

While the name Valhalla 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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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Valhalla, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the Southeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Valhalla, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the South Southeast


Gove County

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


Our profile page for Valhalla   [Map]
Distance: About 1,302 miles [2,095.4 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Valhalla, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Chowan County

Our profile page for Valhalla, Chowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the East Northeast

Polk County

Our profile page for Valhalla, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Potter County

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

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Stafford County

Our profile page for Valhalla, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast

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King County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valhalla. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4493, Longitude: -86.9267     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valhalla 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 Valhalla 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 313.747 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.359 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.361 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 Valhalla, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valhalla.