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Candlewood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Candlewood 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 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 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 Candlewood ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Candlewood.

While the name Candlewood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Candlewood, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Candlewood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Southeast

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Candlewood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Candlewood, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Candlewood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Candlewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2598, Longitude: -87.6100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Candlewood 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 Candlewood 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 314.147 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.796 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.675 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Candlewood.



 
 
 

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