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Westview, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Westview to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 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 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,296 miles [11,741.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westview ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Westview.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Westview. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 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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British Columbia

Our profile page for Westview   [Map]
Distance: About 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Westview, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Westview, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Westview, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Westview, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East Northeast

Hall County

Our profile page for Westview, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Westview, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Steuben County

Our profile page for Westview, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North

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Iowa

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Westview, Pocahontas County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Westview, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North

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Maryland

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Westview, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Westview, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Newton County

Our profile page for Westview, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Broome County

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

Livingston County

Our profile page for Westview, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Westview, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the Northeast

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Westview, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the Northeast

Johnston County

Our profile page for Westview, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

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

Stark County

Our profile page for Westview, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Westview, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Westview   [Map]
Distance: About 1,575 miles [2,534.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Westview, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

McLennan County

Our profile page for Westview, McLennan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in McLennan 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 Westview, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,564 miles [2,517 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Westview, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the Northeast

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8168, Longitude: -85.9761     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westview 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 Westview 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 313.074 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.356 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.329 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 Westview.



 
 
 

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