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Weller, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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How Far From Weller to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Weller to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Weller to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 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 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,160 miles [8,304.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weller ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Weller.

While the name Weller is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Park County

Our profile page for Weller, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the West Northwest


Monroe County

Our profile page for Weller, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the North Northwest


Chippewa County

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

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McLean County

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

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Our profile page for Weller   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Buchanan County

Our profile page for Weller, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weller. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3351, Longitude: -87.1472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weller 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 Weller 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 313.872 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.489 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.474 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weller.


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