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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Westover to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Westover to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Westover to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,547 miles [10,536.4 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 7,255 miles [11,675.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westover ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Westover.

While the name Westover is unique within Alabama, we know of another 34 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Westover, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the Northwest

Phillips County

Our profile page for Westover, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Westover, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the East Northeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Westover, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Westover, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the East

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Westover, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North

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Louisiana

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Westover, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Westover, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

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

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

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

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Mississippi

Lamar County

Our profile page for Westover, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Westover, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Westover, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Westover, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Northeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Westover, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Westover, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Westover, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Westover   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Westover, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Westover   [Map]
Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Westover, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Jones County

Our profile page for Westover, Jones County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Madison County

Our profile page for Westover, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Westover, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Baylor County

Our profile page for Westover, Baylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the West

Ector County

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

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Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Westover, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast

Charles City County

Our profile page for Westover, Charles City County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the East Northeast

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Westover, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Northeast

Culpeper County

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

Norfolk City

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

Pittsylvania County

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

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Westover, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast

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About Shelby County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 starts in Westover. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westover) 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 Westover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Westover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3593, Longitude: -86.5263     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westover 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 Westover 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 313.501 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.063 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.22 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 Westover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westover.



 
 
 

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