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Homewood, Alabama
(Monroe County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Monroeville [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Homewood to Monroeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,688 miles [10,763.3 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 7,390 miles [11,893.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Homewood ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Homewood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Homewood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 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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Arkansas

Perry County

Our profile page for Homewood, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Northwest

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Homewood, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,900 miles [3,057.8 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Homewood, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the North

Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Homewood, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Homewood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,363 miles [2,193.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Homewood, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Homewood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore City

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Homewood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Homewood, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Homewood, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Onondaga County

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

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Homewood, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the North Northeast

Lucas County

Our profile page for Homewood, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Homewood, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North Northeast

Beaver County

Our profile page for Homewood, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the North Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Homewood, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Homewood, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Homewood, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Homewood, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Homewood, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Homewood, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Homewood, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the North Northeast

Randolph County

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

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

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

Monroe County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Homewood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Homewood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3696, Longitude: -87.5994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Homewood 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 Homewood 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 313.993 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.359 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.036 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 Homewood.



 
 
 

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