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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Washington Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Washington Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Washington Heights 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 657 miles [1,057.3 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 6,550 miles [10,541.2 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Washington Heights ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Washington Heights.

While the name Washington Heights is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Southeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

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

Oakland County

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

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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New York

New York County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, New York County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East Northeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Northeast

Knox County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Northeast

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Washington Heights, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washington Heights. 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Washington Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washington Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5654, Longitude: -86.8267     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington Heights 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 Washington Heights 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 313.694 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.314 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.296 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 Washington Heights.



 
 
 

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