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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the East (E).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Westgate to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westgate ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Westgate.

While the name Westgate is unique within Alabama, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Westgate   [Map]
Distance: About 3,384 miles [5,446 km] to the North Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Westgate, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Clara County

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

Ventura County

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

Yolo County

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

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Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Westgate, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Manatee County

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

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Westgate, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Westgate, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the East Southeast

Hall County

Our profile page for Westgate, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the Northeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Westgate, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 82 miles [132 km] to the East

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Illinois

Williamson County

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

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Iowa

Fayette County

Our profile page for Westgate, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Geary County

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

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Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Westgate, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Westgate   [Map]
Distance: About 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Westgate, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Westgate, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kent County

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

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Mississippi

Lamar County

Our profile page for Westgate, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Monroe County

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

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North Carolina

Onslow County

Our profile page for Westgate, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Westgate, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lexington County

Our profile page for Westgate, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Greene County

Our profile page for Westgate, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the Northeast

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Westgate, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Westgate, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the North

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Texas

Harris County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Westgate, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Westgate, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast

Prince William County

Our profile page for Westgate, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Westgate, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westgate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3418, Longitude: -86.3361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westgate 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 Westgate 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 313.322 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.715 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.359 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 Westgate.



 
 
 

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