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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Waugh to Montgomery, 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,155 miles [8,296.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waugh ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Waugh.

While the name Waugh is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Waugh   [Map]
Distance: About 2,009 miles [3,233.2 km] to the North Northwest

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Waugh, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,082 miles [3,350.7 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Waugh, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Southeast

Indiana

Boone County

Our profile page for Waugh, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Waugh   [Map]
Distance: About 1,280 miles [2,060 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

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

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,532 miles [2,465.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Iredell County

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

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Bedford County

Our profile page for Waugh, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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' distance beginning in Waugh. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waugh) 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 Waugh. 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 Waugh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waugh. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3651, Longitude: -86.0450     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waugh 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 Waugh 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 313.152 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.522 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.242 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 Waugh, 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 Waugh.



 
 
 

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