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Cherrywood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Cherrywood 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 most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 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 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherrywood ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Cherrywood.

While the name Cherrywood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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DeKalb County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East

Hall County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Northeast


Will County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the North


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northeast

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Camden County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast

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

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Davis County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Cherrywood, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the West 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 starting in Cherrywood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cherrywood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherrywood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2190, Longitude: -87.4839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherrywood 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 Cherrywood 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 314.068 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.699 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.633 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 Cherrywood.


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