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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Northwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Northwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Northwood 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 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 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 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,108 miles [8,220.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Northwood ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Northwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Northwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 46 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

Pope County

Our profile page for Northwood, Pope County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Northwood, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,018 miles [3,247.7 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Northwood, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Northwood, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Northwood, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Southeast

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Northwood, Palm Beach County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Palm Beach County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Northwood, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the East Southeast

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Northwood, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Allen County

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

Elkhart County

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

Grant County

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

LaGrange County

Our profile page for Northwood, LaGrange County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Northwood, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North

Putnam County

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

Vigo County

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

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Iowa

Worth County

Our profile page for Northwood, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Baltimore City

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

Charles County

Our profile page for Northwood, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the East Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Northwood, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Northwood, Kalamazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Northwood, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the West Southwest

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Northwood, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Northwood, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Northwood, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Northwood, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Northwood, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the East Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Northwood, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Northwood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Northwood, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Northwood, Grand Forks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Northwood, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the Northeast

Logan County

Our profile page for Northwood, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the North Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Northwood, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North Northeast

Stark County

Our profile page for Northwood, Stark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Stark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wood County

Our profile page for Northwood, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Northwood   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Northwood, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Northwood, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Northwood, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the East

Greenville County

Our profile page for Northwood, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East

Horry County

Our profile page for Northwood, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Northwood, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Northwood, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Northwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,440 miles [2,317.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Northwood, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,072 miles [3,334.6 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2140, Longitude: -86.8628     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northwood 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 Northwood 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 313.754 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.473 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.171 degrees.

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<7>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 Northwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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