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Weston, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Weston 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 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,571 miles [10,575 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,161 miles [8,305.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weston ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Weston.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Weston. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 42 communities in the United States and Canada - with 39 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IdahoMassachusettsNova ScotiaWest Virginia
 IllinoisMichiganOhioWisconsin
 IndianaMinnesotaOntarioWyoming
 IowaMissouriOregon 
 KansasNebraskaPennsylvania 

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Weston, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Weston, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Weston, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Webster County

Our profile page for Weston, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Weston, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km] to the West Northwest

Oneida County

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

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Weston, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the North

McLean County

Our profile page for Weston, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North

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Indiana

Jennings County

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

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Weston, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Geary County

Our profile page for Weston, 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.

Norton County

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

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Kentucky

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Weston, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the North

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Weston, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Weston, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Weston, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Weston   [Map]
Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Weston, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Weston, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Weston, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for Weston, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Saunders County

Our profile page for Weston, Saunders County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Weston   [Map]
Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Weston, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Weston, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Weston, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Weston   [Map]
Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Wood County

Our profile page for Weston, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Weston   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Weston, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Weston, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Weston, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Weston, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East

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Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Weston, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the West

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Weston, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Weston, King County
This community is historic.
Although located in King County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pierce County

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

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Weston, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Weston, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the North Northwest

Marathon County

Our profile page for Weston, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Campbell County

Our profile page for Weston, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Weston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Weston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1598, Longitude: -88.0320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weston 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 Weston 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 314.464 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.287 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.664 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 Weston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weston.



 
 
 

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