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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Norwood 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 9 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 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 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 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,318 miles [8,558.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Norwood ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Norwood.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Norwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 47 communities in the United States and Canada - with 47 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Crenshaw County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the North Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Norwood, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Norwood, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Norwood, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East

Georgia

Warren County

Our profile page for Norwood, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Valley County

Our profile page for Norwood, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Norwood, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the North

Peoria County

Our profile page for Norwood, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Lucas County

Our profile page for Norwood, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Norwood, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North Northeast

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Norwood, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Norwood, East Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the West

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Norwood, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Norwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Norwood, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,221 miles [1,965 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Charlevoix County

Our profile page for Norwood, Charlevoix County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Norwood, Carver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Norwood, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

Wright County

Our profile page for Norwood, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Silver Bow County

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

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New Jersey

Bergen County

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

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New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Norwood, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Norwood, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast

Stanly County

Our profile page for Norwood, Stanly County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Norwood
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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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Norwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Norwood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Norwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Norwood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Delaware County

Our profile page for Norwood, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

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

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Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Norwood, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Norwood, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the North Northeast

Madison County

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

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Texas

Runnels County

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

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Norwood, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Norwood, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

Bedford County

Our profile page for Norwood, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast

Nelson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Norwood, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Norwood, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,206 miles [3,550.2 km] to the Northwest

Pierce County

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

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Norwood, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Brown County

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7691, Longitude: -88.0903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norwood 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 Norwood 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 314.228 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.55 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.331 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 Norwood.



 
 
 

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