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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Parkwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 608 miles [978.5 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 6,504 miles [10,467.2 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 7,211 miles [11,605 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkwood ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Parkwood.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Parkwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States and Canada - with 32 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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West Southwest

Mobile County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the West

California

Madera County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Madera County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Parkwood, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East Southeast

Glynn County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East Southeast

Henry County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the East

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Kane County

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

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Indiana

Clark County

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

Floyd County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Parkwood, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the West

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cabarrus County

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

Durham County

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

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast

Moore County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Parkwood   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East Northeast

Florence County

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

Greenville County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East Northeast

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East

Lexington County

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

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Texas

Jasper County

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

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

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Washington

King County

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

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Parkwood, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km] to the Northwest

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About Calhoun County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 that begins in Parkwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Parkwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6904, Longitude: -85.8644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkwood 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 Parkwood 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 313.125 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.674 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.884 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 Parkwood.



 
 
 

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