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Sherwood Park, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sherwood Park 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 Park 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 Park to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 165 miles [265.5 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Sherwood Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 604 miles [972 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 6,488 miles [10,441.4 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherwood Park ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Sherwood Park.

While the name Sherwood Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Sherwood Park   [Map]
Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the East Southeast

Cobb County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Sherwood Park   [Map]
Distance: About 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East

Moore County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sherwood Park
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

Clark County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

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

Weber County

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Hampton City

Our profile page for Sherwood Park, Hampton City   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7198, Longitude: -86.6625     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Park 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 Park 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 313.659 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.434 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.976 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 Park.



 
 
 

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