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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Willow Springs 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 Willow Springs 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 Springs to:

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Willow Springs to Montgomery, 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,575 miles [10,581.4 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 7,278 miles [11,712.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willow Springs ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Willow Springs.

While the name Willow Springs is unique within Alabama, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the West Northwest

Lassen County

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

Mono County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km] to the West Northwest

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the North

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Kansas

Douglas County

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

Franklin County

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

Mitchell County

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

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Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Howell County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Garfield County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Garfield County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

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

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

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

Westmoreland County

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

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Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Fayette County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the West Southwest

Gregg County

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

Rains County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the West

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the West

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Ohio County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Ohio County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Crook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4682, Longitude: -86.1897     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Springs 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 Springs 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 313.244 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.643 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.276 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 Willow Springs, 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 Willow Springs.



 
 
 

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