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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Williamstown to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Williamstown ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Williamstown.

While the name Williamstown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Fannin County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East Northeast

Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Williamstown, 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.

Rush County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the North Northeast

Iowa

Cedar County

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

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the North Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Grant County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

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

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Missouri

Lewis County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Williamstown
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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New Jersey

Gloucester County

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

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New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Defiance County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Defiance County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the North Northeast

Hancock County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Williamstown   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

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

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northeast

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 from Williamstown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Williamstown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7034, Longitude: -87.3019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williamstown 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 Williamstown 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 313.99 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.675 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.459 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 Williamstown.



 
 
 

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