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Willow Bend, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Willow Bend to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willow Bend ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Willow Bend.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Willow Bend. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 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

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Willow Bend, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East Southeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Willow Bend, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South Southeast

North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Willow Bend, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Willow Bend, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Harris County

Our profile page for Willow Bend, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Monroe County

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

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6445, Longitude: -86.5361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Bend 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 Willow Bend 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 313.578 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.33 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.941 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 Willow Bend.



 
 
 

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