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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Geneva [Map], which is the Seat of Geneva County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Weeks to Geneva, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 83 miles [133.6 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,635 miles [10,678 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 7,331 miles [11,798.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weeks ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Weeks.

While the name Weeks is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Weeks, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Weeks, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the West Northwest

Louisiana

Iberia Parish

Our profile page for Weeks, Iberia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West Southwest

Michigan

Monroe County

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

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Weeks, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,939 miles [3,120.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Bryan County

Our profile page for Weeks, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Aiken County

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

Colleton County

Our profile page for Weeks, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weeks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1507, Longitude: -86.1163     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weeks 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 Weeks 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 313.106 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.301 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.516 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 Weeks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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