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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Weems 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 5 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 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,252 miles [11,671 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weems ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Weems.

While the name Weems is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Weems, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Southwest

Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Weems, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the North Northeast

Virginia

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Weems, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weems. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5559, Longitude: -86.6628     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weems 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 Weems 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 313.595 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.198 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.233 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 Weems, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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