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Fleetwood, Alabama
(Tuscaloosa County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Fleetwood 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 697 miles [1,121.7 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 6,590 miles [10,605.6 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Fleetwood ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Fleetwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Fleetwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States and Canada - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Fleetwood   [Map]
Distance: About 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Fleetwood, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East Southeast

Hall County

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

New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Fleetwood, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Fleetwood, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Fleetwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Fleetwood
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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Oregon

Our profile page for Fleetwood
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Fleetwood, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

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

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Texas

Stephens County

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

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Virginia

Culpeper County

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

Nelson County

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fleetwood. 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' distance starting from Fleetwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fleetwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fleetwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2393, Longitude: -87.4044     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fleetwood 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 Fleetwood 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 314.021 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.648 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.597 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 Fleetwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fleetwood.



 
 
 

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