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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ward to Livingston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,668 miles [10,731.1 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 7,377 miles [11,872.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ward ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Ward.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Ward. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 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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Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Ward, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ward, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Ward, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Ward, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Leon County

Our profile page for Ward, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ward, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Ward, Kankakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Boone County

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

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Iowa

Monroe County

Our profile page for Ward, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Wilson County

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

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Louisiana

Allen Parish

Our profile page for Ward, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Ward, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Dickinson County

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

Saginaw County

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

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Minnesota

Pipestone County

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

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Mississippi

George County

Our profile page for Ward, George County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the South

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Missouri

Bates County

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

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Montana

Ravalli County

Our profile page for Ward, Ravalli County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Ward, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Ward   [Map]
Distance: About 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Ward, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Ward, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ward
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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Oregon

Multnomah County

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

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Ward, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Saluda County

Our profile page for Ward, Saluda County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Moody County

Our profile page for Ward, Moody County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Ward, Overton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Ward, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West

Ellis County

Our profile page for Ward, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Buchanan County

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

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Ward, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Ward, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Crook County

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ward. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ward

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ward. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3621, Longitude: -88.2781     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ward 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 Ward 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 314.482 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.062 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.117 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ward, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ward.



 
 
 

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