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Meadow Wood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Meadow Wood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,494 miles [10,451.1 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 7,205 miles [11,595.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Meadow Wood ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Meadow Wood.

While the name Meadow Wood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Meadow Wood, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northeast


Our profile page for Meadow Wood   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the North Northeast


Beaver County

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


Bedford County

Our profile page for Meadow Wood, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Meadow Wood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Meadow Wood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Wood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3143, Longitude: -86.3333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Wood 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 Meadow Wood 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 313.439 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.123 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.932 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 Meadow Wood.


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