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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:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Northwood to Huntsville, 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 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,489 miles [10,443 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 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 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 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West Northwest

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Northwood, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Northwood, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Northwood, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Northwood, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 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 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East Southeast

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Northwood, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 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 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Northwood, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 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 690 miles [1,110.4 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 606 miles [975.3 km] to the East Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Northwood, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Northwood, Kalamazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Northwood, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Southwest

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Northwood, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Northwood, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Northwood, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Northwood, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Northwood, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Northwood, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Northwood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East

Orange County

Our profile page for Northwood, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Northwood, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Northwood, Grand Forks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Lawrence County

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Northwood, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Northwood, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 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 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Northwood   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Northwood, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

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

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Northwood, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the East

Greenville County

Our profile page for Northwood, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East

Horry County

Our profile page for Northwood, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Northwood, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East Southeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Northwood, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Northwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Northwood, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,052 miles [3,302.4 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 Madison County: www.co.madison.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 from Northwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 34.7784, Longitude: -86.7583     [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 313.72 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.513 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.002 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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