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Bellwood, Alabama
(Geneva County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Geneva [Map], which is the Seat of Geneva County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bellwood to Geneva, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 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 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,197 miles [8,363.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bellwood ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Bellwood.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Bellwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 18 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

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

Mobile County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the West Southwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the Northwest

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Brevard County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Southeast


Fulton County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the North Northeast


Cook County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North


Nelson County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North

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Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Bellwood, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West

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Butler County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Bellwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Tillamook County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Tillamook County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the Northwest

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Blair County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

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

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Wilson County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the North

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Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1732, Longitude: -85.7933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bellwood 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 Bellwood 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 312.921 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.09 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.391 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 Bellwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bellwood.


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