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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Haven 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 Haven 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 Haven to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from West Haven 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,309 miles [11,762.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Haven ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name West Haven.

While the name West Haven is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for West Haven, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for West Haven, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northeast

Kansas

Hamilton County

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

Stanton County

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

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for West Haven, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Shiawassee County

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

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for West Haven, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East Northeast

Lenoir County

Our profile page for West Haven, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for West Haven, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for West Haven, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Northeast

Maury County

Our profile page for West Haven, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the North

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for West Haven, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for West Haven, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for West Haven, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Rutland County

Our profile page for West Haven, Rutland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 that stretches from West Haven. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Haven) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Haven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1882, Longitude: -87.5728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Haven 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 Haven 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 314.119 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.754 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.675 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 West Haven.



 
 
 

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