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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Westwood to ...

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Westwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westwood ...

We have found 80 communities that share the name Westwood.

While the name Westwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 80 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Westwood, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West Northwest

Saint Francis County

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

California

Lassen County

Our profile page for Westwood, Lassen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,924 miles [3,096.4 km] to the West Northwest

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Westwood, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the West

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Colorado

Denver County

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

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Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Westwood, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Westwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Southeast

Orange County

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

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Georgia

Ben Hill County

Our profile page for Westwood, Ben Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the East Southeast

Columbia County

Our profile page for Westwood, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Westwood, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Southeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Westwood, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Westwood, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East

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Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Westwood, 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.

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Indiana

Henry County

Our profile page for Westwood, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Westwood, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Westwood, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Westwood, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Boyd County

Our profile page for Westwood, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Westwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Westwood, Calcasieu Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the West Southwest

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Westwood, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West Southwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Westwood, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Westwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Westwood, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Westwood, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Westwood, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Westwood, Kalamazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North

Kalkaska County

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

Muskegon County

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

Oakland County

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

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Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Westwood, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Southwest

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Westwood, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the West

Webster County

Our profile page for Westwood, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the West

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Westwood, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Hall County

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

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New Jersey

Bergen County

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

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New York

Nassau County

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

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Westwood, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for Westwood, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Northeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for Westwood, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Northeast

Henderson County

Our profile page for Westwood, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the East Northeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Westwood, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Westwood, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Westwood, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Westwood, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast

Scotland County

Our profile page for Westwood, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Westwood, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Allen County

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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Westwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

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

Montgomery County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Westwood, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Westwood   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Westwood, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast

Cambria County

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

Chester County

Our profile page for Westwood, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Westwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Westwood, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East

Charleston County

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

Greenville County

Our profile page for Westwood, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Westwood, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lexington County

Our profile page for Westwood, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Westwood, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the North Northeast

Maury County

Our profile page for Westwood, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the North

Shelby County

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

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Westwood, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Westwood, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Westwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Alleghany County

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Westwood, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast

Hanover County

Our profile page for Westwood, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the East Northeast

Henrico County

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

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Westwood, Portsmouth City   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Westwood, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

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

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Westwood, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,080 miles [3,347.4 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5862, Longitude: -86.9253     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westwood 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 Westwood 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 313.755 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.387 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.332 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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