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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Linwood to Troy, 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 37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,166 miles [8,313.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Linwood ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Linwood.

While the name Linwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Bartow County

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Linwood, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North Northeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Linwood, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North

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Indiana

Madison County

Our profile page for Linwood, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the North

Marion County

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

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Iowa

Adair County

Our profile page for Linwood, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the North Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Linwood, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Linwood, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North

Hart County

Our profile page for Linwood, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Linwood, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Linwood, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Linwood, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Linwood, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

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Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Linwood, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the North

Houghton County

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

Wayne County

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

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Minnesota

Anoka County

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Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Adams County

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Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West

Neshoba County

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Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the West Northwest

Tate County

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Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Northwest

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Linwood, Yazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Butler County

Our profile page for Linwood, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

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Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northeast

Bergen County

Our profile page for Linwood, Bergen County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Linwood, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Linwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Linwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Linwood   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Linwood, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Wilson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the North

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Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Linwood, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Southwest

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Linwood, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West

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Utah

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

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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West Virginia

Pocahontas County

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Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Oconto County

Our profile page for Linwood, Oconto County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oconto 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Linwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Linwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9268, Longitude: -85.8641     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Linwood 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 Linwood 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 313.016 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.304 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.264 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 Linwood.



 
 
 

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