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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Westside to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 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 6,534 miles [10,515.5 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 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westside ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Westside.

While the name Westside is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Westside   [Map]
Distance: About 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the Northwest

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Westside, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the West Northwest

San Bernardino County

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

Stanislaus County

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

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Florida

Volusia County

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

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Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Westside, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North

Hall County

Our profile page for Westside, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Northeast

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Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Westside, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Crawford County

Our profile page for Westside, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

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

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Mississippi

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Westside, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Rowan County

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

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Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Westside, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Westside. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6451, Longitude: -85.4027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westside 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 Westside 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 312.793 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.145 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.935 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 Westside.



 
 
 

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