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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Webb 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 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,288 miles [11,728.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,170 miles [8,320.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Webb ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Webb.

While the name Webb is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Webb, Cochise County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Cochise County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Webb, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Webb, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the North Northeast

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Webb, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the North

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Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Webb, Nez Perce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,971 miles [3,172 km] to the Northwest

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Webb, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,960 miles [3,154.3 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Clay County

Our profile page for Webb, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Barton County

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

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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Webb, Catahoula Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Webb, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the West

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Maine

Franklin County

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

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Michigan

Antrim County

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

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Mississippi

Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Webb, Tallahatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Webb, Reynolds County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Webb, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Webb, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Webb, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the North Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Webb, Wood County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Dewey County

Our profile page for Webb, Dewey County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Webb   [Map]
Distance: About 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Perry County

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

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Texas

Shelby County

Our profile page for Webb, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Webb, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the West

Webb County

Our profile page for Webb, Webb County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Carroll County

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

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West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Webb, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North Northeast

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.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 starting in Webb. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Webb) 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 Webb. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Webb

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webb. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2576, Longitude: -85.2894     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Webb 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 Webb 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 312.636 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.773 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.187 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 Webb, 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 Webb.



 
 
 

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