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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • 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 West End 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 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,555 miles [10,549.2 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West End ...

We have found 51 communities that share the name West End.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named West End. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 49 communities in the United States and Canada - with 49 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Calhoun County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for West End, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for West End, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for West End, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for West End
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for West End, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km] to the West Northwest

Marin County

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

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for West End, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the West

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for West End, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the Southeast

Jackson County

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

Marion County

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

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Georgia

Floyd County

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for West End, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East

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Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for West End, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northwest

Winnebago County

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

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Louisiana

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for West End, Orleans Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Southwest

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for West End, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for West End, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

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

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Minnesota

Ramsey County

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

Saint Louis County

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

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Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for West End, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the West

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for West End, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for West End, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for West End, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for West End, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Northeast

Hudson County

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

Monmouth County

Our profile page for West End, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Broome County

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

Oswego County

Our profile page for West End, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the Northeast

Otsego County

Our profile page for West End, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for West End, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for West End, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast

Bedford County

Our profile page for West End, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

Dauphin County

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

Potter County

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

Schuylkill County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for West End   [Map]
Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Bledsoe County

Our profile page for West End, Bledsoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the North Northeast

Cocke County

Our profile page for West End, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Nueces County

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

Wharton County

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

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Gloucester County

Our profile page for West End, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

Henrico County

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

Roanoke City

Our profile page for West End, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

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

Staunton City

Our profile page for West End, Staunton City   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for West End, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northeast

Mingo County

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

Preston County

Our profile page for West End, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 beginning in West End. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West End) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West End. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4904, Longitude: -86.8658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West End 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 West End 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 313.713 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.326 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.328 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 West End, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West End.



 
 
 

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