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Sherwood Forest, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Sherwood Forest 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 most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,294 miles [11,738.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherwood Forest ...

We have found 76 communities that share the name Sherwood Forest.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Sherwood Forest. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 72 communities in the United States and Canada - with 75 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

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the North Northwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North Northwest

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the North Northwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Contra Costa County

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

Nevada County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the West Northwest

San Francisco County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, San Francisco County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,141 miles [3,445.6 km] to the West Northwest

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,020 miles [3,250.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Northeast

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Northeast

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North Northeast

Clayton County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the North Northeast

Coweta County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the North Northeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the North

Newton County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the North Northeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

Peoria County

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

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the West

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

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

Worcester County

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

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

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

Bristol County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the West Northwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the Northwest

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the Northwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the West Northwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Northeast

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North Northeast

Craven County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Northeast

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Northeast

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northeast

Onslow County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the East Northeast

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Auglaize County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Auglaize County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the North Northeast

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the East Northeast

Charleston County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the East Northeast

Darlington County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Northeast

Greenville County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the North Northeast

Sumter County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northeast

Bradley County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North

Davidson County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the North

Hamilton County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the North Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

San Patricio County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, San Patricio County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Windham County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Augusta County

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

Campbell County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Northeast

Charles City County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Charles City County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the North Northeast

Halifax County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

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

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Wisconsin

Green Lake County

Our profile page for Sherwood Forest, Green Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the North

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Forest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2474, Longitude: -85.4060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Forest 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 Sherwood Forest 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 312.703 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.848 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.232 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 Sherwood Forest.



 
 
 

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