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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Williamsburg 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 5 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 662 miles [1,065.4 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 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Williamsburg ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Williamsburg.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Williamsburg. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 53 communities in the United States and Canada - with 52 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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 GeorgiaMarylandNew MexicoTexas
 IdahoMassachusettsNew YorkUtah
 IllinoisMichiganNorth CarolinaVirginia
 IndianaMississippiOhioWest Virginia
 IowaMissouriOntarioWisconsin

Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Southeast

Clinch County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Clinch County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the Southeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the Southeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Caribou County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the North Northwest

Moultrie County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Moultrie County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the North Northwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Shelby County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the North Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North

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Indiana

Wayne County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Iowa County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Brown County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Brown County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Brown County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Whitley County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Whitley County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Northeast

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Talbot County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Grand Traverse County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Grand Traverse County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Callaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the Northwest

Putnam County

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

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Montana

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Silver Bow County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Phelps County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Williamsburg   [Map]
Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Sierra County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Sierra County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the West

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New York

Kings County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Kings County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Ashland County

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

Clermont County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the North Northeast

Guernsey County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Williamsburg   [Map]
Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Josephine County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Josephine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast

Blair County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

Clarion County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the North

Sevier County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Lamar County

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

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Lavaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

James City County

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

Williamsburg City

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Williamsburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

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

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

Our profile page for Williamsburg, Trempealeau County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamsburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3993, Longitude: -86.7842     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg 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 313.658 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.25 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.315 degrees.

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<7>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 Williamsburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Williamsburg.



 
 
 

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