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Vina, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Vina to Russellville, 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 171 miles [275.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,153 miles [8,292.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vina ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Vina.

While the name Vina is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Tehama County

Our profile page for Vina, Tehama County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km] to the West Northwest

South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Vina, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vina ...

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.

Bounds Crossroads (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of Vina   [Map]
Glasgow Corner   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Golden (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Halltown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Jim Williams Ford   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Jordans Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pigeye   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Piney Bend   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Site   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Bay   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Vina. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vina) 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 Vina. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vina

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3744, Longitude: -88.0561     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vina 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 Vina 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 314.493 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.349 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.629 degrees.

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