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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Abbeville [Map], which is the Seat of Henry County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blackwood to Abbeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,593 miles [10,610.4 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 7,288 miles [11,728.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,170 miles [8,320.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blackwood ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Blackwood.

While the name Blackwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Blackwood, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North

Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Blackwood, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the Northwest

Nebraska

Hitchcock County

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

New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Blackwood, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Orange County

Our profile page for Blackwood, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Blackwood, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

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

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Virginia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Blackwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North Northeast

Wise County

Our profile page for Blackwood, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3874, Longitude: -85.4083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blackwood 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 Blackwood 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 312.714 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.88 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.204 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 Blackwood.



 
 
 

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