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Washington Park, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington Park to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Washington Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 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 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Washington Park ...

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

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Washington Park. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States - with 23 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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 ArizonaIllinoisNorth CarolinaVirginia
 ConnecticutMarylandPennsylvaniaWashington
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Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Gila County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the West

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Washington Park, New Haven County
Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Washington Park, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Southeast

Glades County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Glades County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the North

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Kent County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East

Davidson County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

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

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East

Richland County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East

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Virginia

Greensville County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Greensville County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Washington Park, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond City

Our profile page for Washington Park, Richmond City   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Yakima County

Our profile page for Washington Park, Yakima County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km] to the Northwest

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The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 beginning in Washington Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washington Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7570, Longitude: -87.6648     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington 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 Washington 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 314.275 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.15 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.384 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 Park.



 
 
 

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