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Beechwood, Alabama
(Lowndes County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Beechwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 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 7,314 miles [11,770.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,192 miles [8,355.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Beechwood ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Beechwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Beechwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 39 communities in the United States and Canada - with 38 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Taylor County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East

Indiana

Crawford County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North

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Kansas

Sedgwick County

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

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Kentucky

Owen County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Beechwood, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North

Iron County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the North

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West Southwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Beechwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Monroe County

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

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Clermont County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North Northeast

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the North Northeast

Preble County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Preble County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Beechwood   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cameron County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North Northeast

Delaware County

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

McKean County

Our profile page for Beechwood, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the North

Knox County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northeast

Newport News City

Our profile page for Beechwood, Newport News City   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Prince George County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Beechwood, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the East Northeast

Wise County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Wise County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the North Northeast

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West Virginia

Grant County

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

Monongalia County

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northeast

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Beechwood, Sheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the North

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The Communities of Alabama

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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 begins in Beechwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beechwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beechwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1260, Longitude: -86.6561     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beechwood 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 Beechwood 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 313.495 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.886 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.527 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 Beechwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Beechwood.



 
 
 

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