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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Wagarville to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,703 miles [10,787.4 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 7,407 miles [11,920.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wagarville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Wagarville.

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Michigan

Gladwin County

Our profile page for Wagarville, Gladwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the North

Ontario

Our profile page for Wagarville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Wagarville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wagarville) 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 Wagarville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wagarville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wagarville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4363, Longitude: -88.0283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wagarville 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 Wagarville 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 314.253 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.67 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.189 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wagarville.