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Berwick, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Berwick to Ashland, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,515 miles [10,484.9 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 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,097 miles [8,202.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Berwick ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Berwick.

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

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Warren County

Our profile page for Berwick, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the North Northwest


Polk County

Our profile page for Berwick, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northwest


Nemaha County

Our profile page for Berwick, Nemaha County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northwest

Saline County

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

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Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Berwick, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Southwest

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York County

Our profile page for Berwick, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the Northeast

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Amite County

Our profile page for Berwick, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Newton County

Our profile page for Berwick, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Berwick   [Map]
Distance: About 1,367 miles [2,200 km] to the Northeast

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McHenry County

Our profile page for Berwick, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Berwick   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the Northeast

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Seneca County

Our profile page for Berwick, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Our profile page for Berwick   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Columbia County

Our profile page for Berwick, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berwick. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2757, Longitude: -85.6694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Berwick 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 Berwick 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 312.986 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.456 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.899 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Berwick.


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