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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Willow Point 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 Willow Point 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 Point to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Willow Point to Tuscaloosa, 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 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 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 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,302 miles [11,751.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willow Point ...

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

While the name Willow Point is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Willow Point   [Map]
Distance: About 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km] to the Northwest

California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Willow Point, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New London County

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

Nevada

Humboldt County

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This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Broome County

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Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Wise County

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Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the West

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Vermont

Addison County

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Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3598, Longitude: -87.5983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Point 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 Point 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 314.146 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.809 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.65 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 Willow Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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