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Watson, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Watson to Centre, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,462 miles [10,399.6 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 7,170 miles [11,539 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,047 miles [8,122.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Watson ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Watson.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Watson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 56 communities in the United States and Canada - with 54 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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 GeorgiaMichiganNorth DakotaVirginia
 IllinoisMinnesotaOhioWest Virginia
 IndianaMississippiOklahomaYukon
 IowaMissouriOregon 

Arkansas

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Watson, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West

Desha County

Our profile page for Watson, Desha County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the West

Woodruff County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Watson   [Map]
Distance: About 2,351 miles [3,783.6 km] to the Northwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Watson, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,860 miles [2,993.4 km] to the West

Tehama County

Our profile page for Watson, Tehama County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Pitkin County

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

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Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Watson, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the South Southeast

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Watson, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

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

Thomas County

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

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Illinois

Effingham County

Our profile page for Watson, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Watson, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North

Greene County

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

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Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Watson, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Kiowa County

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

Lane County

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

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Watson, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Adair County

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

Estill County

Our profile page for Watson, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Watson, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Watson, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Watson, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North

Marquette County

Our profile page for Watson, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the North

Montmorency County

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

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Minnesota

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Watson, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Marshall County

Our profile page for Watson, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Watson, Atchison County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northwest

Pike County

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

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Watson, Cascade County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the Northwest

Meagher County

Our profile page for Watson, Meagher County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Knox County

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

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

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

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New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Watson, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Watson, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

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Ohio

Seneca County

Our profile page for Watson, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Watson, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the West

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Watson, Malheur County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the West Northwest

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Watson, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,082 miles [3,350.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Forest County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Watson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Watson, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North Northeast

Hickman County

Our profile page for Watson, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Northwest

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Watson, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the North Northwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Watson, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Burnet County

Our profile page for Watson, Burnet County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the West Southwest

Comanche County

Our profile page for Watson, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the West

Red River County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Watson, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km] to the West Northwest

Uintah County

Our profile page for Watson, Uintah County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Watson, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Watson, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the Northeast

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Yukon

Our profile page for Watson   [Map]
Distance: About 2,813 miles [4,527.1 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3281, Longitude: -85.5739     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watson 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 Watson 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 312.983 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.599 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.621 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 Watson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Watson.



 
 
 

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