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Willowbrook, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Willowbrook 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 6,486 miles [10,438.2 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 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willowbrook ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Willowbrook.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Willowbrook. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 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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British Columbia

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

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the West

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, DuPage County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North

Kendall County

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

Will County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North

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Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Reno County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

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

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New York

Richmond County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Coshocton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Willowbrook   [Map]
Distance: About 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Louisa County

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the East Northeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Willowbrook, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the East Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willowbrook. 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 that stretches from Willowbrook. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willowbrook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willowbrook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6568, Longitude: -86.5369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willowbrook 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 Willowbrook 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 313.58 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.333 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.938 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 Willowbrook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Willowbrook.



 
 
 

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