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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 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:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Bellwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 7,308 miles [11,761.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,184 miles [8,342.8 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

Geneva County

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

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 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North

Kentucky

Nelson County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Bellwood, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Butler County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Bellwood   [Map]
Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Tillamook County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Tillamook County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the 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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Tennessee

Wilson County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 that stretches from 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2262, Longitude: -87.5789     [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 314.125 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.767 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.67 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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