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Water Valley, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Water Valley to Butler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 800 miles [1,287.5 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 6,696 miles [10,776.2 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 7,403 miles [11,914 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,280 miles [8,497.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Water Valley ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Water Valley.

While the name Water Valley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Our profile page for Water Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the Northwest


Kiowa County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northwest


Gordon County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Gordon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Northeast


Union County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North

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Lake County

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

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Graves County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North

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Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Yalobusha County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Clay County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Clay County
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Dickson County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Dickson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the North

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the North

Maury County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northeast

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Tom Green County

Our profile page for Water Valley, Tom Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Water Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8940, Longitude: -88.3931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 314.512 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.032 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.249 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 Water Valley, 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 Water Valley.