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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Kingswood to Wetumpka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,582 miles [10,592.7 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kingswood ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Kingswood.

While the name Kingswood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East

Clarke County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the East Northeast

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for Kingswood, Orleans Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Camden County

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

Hunterdon County

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

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

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

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West

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Virginia

James City County

Our profile page for Kingswood, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East Northeast

Nelson County

Our profile page for Kingswood, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kingswood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingswood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4837, Longitude: -86.3716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingswood 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 Kingswood 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 313.352 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.77 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.344 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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