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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Williams to Dothan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,586 miles [10,599.1 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 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,162 miles [8,307.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Williams ...

We have found 61 communities that share the name Williams.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Williams. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 59 communities in the United States and Canada - with 59 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Williams, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North Northwest

Sumter County

Our profile page for Williams, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the West Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Williams, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km] to the West Northwest

Arkansas

Clay County

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

California

Colusa County

Our profile page for Williams, Colusa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,139 miles [3,442.4 km] to the West Northwest

Modoc County

Our profile page for Williams, Modoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the West Northwest

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Williams, Sonoma County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,176 miles [3,501.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Brevard County

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

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Georgia

Butts County

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

Chatham County

Our profile page for Williams, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wilcox County

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

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Indiana

Adams County

Our profile page for Williams, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the North

Clay County

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

Elkhart County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Williams, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Williams, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Edwards County

Our profile page for Williams, Edwards County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Boyd County

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

Morgan County

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

Ohio County

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

Webster County

Our profile page for Williams, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Acadia Parish

Our profile page for Williams, Acadia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West

Red River Parish

Our profile page for Williams, Red River Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Williams
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Wicomico County

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

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Michigan

Barry County

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

Kalamazoo County

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

Wexford County

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

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Minnesota

Lake of the Woods County

Our profile page for Williams, Lake of the Woods County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Williams, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the West Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Williams, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the West

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Montana

Madison County

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

Pondera County

Our profile page for Williams, Pondera County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Thayer County

Our profile page for Williams, Thayer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Ocean County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Williams   [Map]
Distance: About 2,034 miles [3,273.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Williams, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Northeast

Forsyth County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Williams, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Union County

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

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Williams, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West Northwest

Rogers County

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

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Oregon

Josephine County

Our profile page for Williams, Josephine County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Forest County

Our profile page for Williams, Forest County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

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

Somerset County

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

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South Carolina

Colleton County

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

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Tennessee

Lauderdale County

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

Macon County

Our profile page for Williams, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North

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Texas

Brown County

Our profile page for Williams, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the West

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Williams, Hardeman County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the West Northwest

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Williams, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the West Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Williams, 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.

Liberty County

Our profile page for Williams, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Williams, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Williams, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Mathews County

Our profile page for Williams, Mathews County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Williams, 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.

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West Virginia

Wood County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williams. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3057, Longitude: -85.1638     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williams 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 Williams 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 312.568 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.70 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.131 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 Williams, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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