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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Atwood 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 170 miles [273.6 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 682 miles [1,097.6 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 6,560 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 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Atwood ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Atwood.

While the name Atwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Atwood, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Atwood, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km] to the West

Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Atwood, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Sumter County

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

Ware County

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

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Illinois

Piatt County

Our profile page for Atwood, Piatt County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Atwood, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Atwood, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Rawlins County

Our profile page for Atwood, Rawlins County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Kenton County

Our profile page for Atwood, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Atwood, Antrim County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the North

Tuscola County

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

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Atwood, Hennepin County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Atwood, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Atwood, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Atwood, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Atwood, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Hughes County

Our profile page for Atwood, Hughes County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Atwood   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Atwood, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Atwood, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Atwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Patrick County

Our profile page for Atwood, Patrick County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Atwood, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Tyler County

Our profile page for Atwood, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Atwood, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3607, Longitude: -87.9950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atwood 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 Atwood 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 314.454 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.303 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.607 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 Atwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Atwood.



 
 
 

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