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Kingwood, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Kingwood to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,149 miles [8,286.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kingwood ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Kingwood.

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

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Pulaski County

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


Colquitt County

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

New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Kingwood, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Kingwood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Kingwood   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Polk County

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

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Kingwood, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Kingwood, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

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Harris County

Our profile page for Kingwood, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Prince George County

Our profile page for Kingwood, Prince George County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Kingwood, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2637, Longitude: -86.8255     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingwood 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 Kingwood 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 313.674 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.25 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.36 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 Kingwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kingwood.


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