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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Westbury to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,486 miles [10,438.2 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 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westbury ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Westbury.

While the name Westbury is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Georgia

Oconee County

Our profile page for Westbury, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Westbury, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North

Maryland

Baltimore County

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Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast

Minnesota

Becker County

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Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Cayuga County

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Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

Nassau County

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Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Westbury, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Westbury, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

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Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

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Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the West Southwest

Jefferson County

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Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the West Southwest

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Westbury. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6868, Longitude: -86.5767     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westbury 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 Westbury 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 313.605 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.367 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.948 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westbury.



 
 
 

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