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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Webster once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Webster to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 196 miles [315.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Webster to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>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 12 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 645 miles [1,038 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Webster ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Webster.

While the name Webster is unique within Alabama, we know of another 50 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Webster   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

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

California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Webster, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for Webster, Park County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Sumter County

Our profile page for Webster, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Webster, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the North Northwest

Iroquois County

Our profile page for Webster, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the North

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Indiana

Saint Joseph County

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

Wayne County

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

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Iowa

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Webster, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the North Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Webster, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

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

Rooks County

Our profile page for Webster, Rooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Webster, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Androscoggin County

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

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Webster, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Webster, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Webster, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Webster, 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.

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Webster, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Rice County

Our profile page for Webster, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Winston County

Our profile page for Webster, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

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

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Montana

Fallon County

Our profile page for Webster, Fallon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Dodge County

Our profile page for Webster, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Coos County

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

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Webster, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Livingston County

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

Madison County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Webster, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Jackson County

Our profile page for Webster, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East

Rockingham County

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

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North Dakota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Webster, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Webster, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North Northeast

Putnam County

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

Richland County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Webster   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Webster, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

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

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Webster, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Union County

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

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South Dakota

Day County

Our profile page for Webster, Day County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Webster, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Webster, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Southwest

Wood County

Our profile page for Webster, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Webster, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Taylor County

Our profile page for Webster, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Brown County

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

Burnett County

Our profile page for Webster, Burnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North Northwest

Portage County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Webster, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Webster. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Webster) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webster. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9495, Longitude: -87.6486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Webster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Webster to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.276 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.177 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.336 degrees.

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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 Webster.



 
 
 

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