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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Wellborn 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 610 miles [981.7 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 6,506 miles [10,470.4 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 5,090 miles [8,191.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wellborn ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Wellborn.

While the name Wellborn is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Suwannee County

Our profile page for Wellborn, Suwannee County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Southeast

Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Wellborn, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Southwest

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The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Wellborn. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wellborn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellborn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6534, Longitude: -85.8811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wellborn 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 Wellborn 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 313.133 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.678 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.899 degrees.

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