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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Waterford to ...

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

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

  • Ozark [Map], which is the Seat of Dale County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Waterford 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 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,603 miles [10,626.5 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waterford ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Waterford.

While the name Waterford is unique within Alabama, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Waterford, Stanislaus County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,034 miles [3,273.4 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Waterford, New London County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Waterford, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Waterford, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the Northeast

Cobb County

Our profile page for Waterford, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North Northeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Waterford, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North Northeast

Hall County

Our profile page for Waterford, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Waterford, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Elkhart County

Our profile page for Waterford, Elkhart County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Elkhart County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Waterford, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North

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Kansas

Grant County

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

Stevens County

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

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Kentucky

Spencer County

Our profile page for Waterford, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Saint Charles Parish

Our profile page for Waterford, Saint Charles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Waterford, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Waterford, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Waterford, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

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

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

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

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Waterford, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the North

Wayne County

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

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Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for Waterford, Dakota County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Marshall County

Our profile page for Waterford, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Waterford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Waterford, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Waterford, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Waterford, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Waterford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Waterford, Columbiana County
This community is historic.
Although located in Columbiana County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Knox County

Our profile page for Waterford, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Waterford, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Waterford   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Waterford, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Waterford, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the North Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Waterford, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Waterford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Waterford, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Waterford, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Sully County

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

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Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Waterford, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the West

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Waterford, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Wahkiakum County

Our profile page for Waterford, Wahkiakum County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,243 miles [3,609.8 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Racine County

Our profile page for Waterford, Racine County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Waterford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3527, Longitude: -85.6013     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterford 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 Waterford 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 312.823 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.002 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.283 degrees.

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<7>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 Waterford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Waterford.



 
 
 

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