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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Welch to LaFayette, 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 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,510 miles [10,476.8 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Welch ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Welch.

While the name Welch is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Montgomery County

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

California

San Joaquin County

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

Georgia

Towns County

Our profile page for Welch, Towns County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North Northeast

Michigan

Mackinac County

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

Ogemaw County

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

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Minnesota

Goodhue County

Our profile page for Welch, Goodhue County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Covington County

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

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Missouri

Monroe County

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

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Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Welch, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Knox County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Welch   [Map]
Distance: About 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Chowan County

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

Graham County

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

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Oklahoma

Craig County

Our profile page for Welch, Craig County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

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

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Texas

Dawson County

Our profile page for Welch, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the West

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Welch, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northeast

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About Chambers County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0882, Longitude: -85.3394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Welch 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 Welch 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 312.781 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.193 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.812 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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