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Southwood, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Southwood 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 5 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 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southwood ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Southwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Southwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 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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California

San Mateo County

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

Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Southwood, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Orange County

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

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Indiana

LaPorte County

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

Vigo County

Our profile page for Southwood, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Ascension Parish

Our profile page for Southwood, Ascension Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the Southwest

Iberville Parish

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

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Southwood, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Southwood, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Southwood, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Southwood   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Southwood, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Southwood, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Southwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Southwood, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4698, Longitude: -86.7825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southwood 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 Southwood 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 313.661 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.264 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.299 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 Southwood.



 
 
 

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