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Wilson, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 195 miles [313.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Wilson to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilson ...

We have found 82 communities that share the name Wilson.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Wilson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 80 communities in the United States and Canada - with 80 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Escambia County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Wilson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IndianaMissouriPennsylvaniaWyoming
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Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Wilson, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the West Northwest

Pike County

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

Pope County

Our profile page for Wilson, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the West

California

Sutter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Wilson, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Wilson, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Wilson, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Peach County

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

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Idaho

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the North

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the North Northeast

Davies's County

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

Lake County

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

Porter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North

Posey County

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

Shelby County

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

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Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Wilson, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North Northwest

Van Buren County

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

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Ellsworth County

Our profile page for Wilson, Ellsworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West Northwest

Stevens County

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

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Kentucky

Henderson County

Our profile page for Wilson, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Wilson, East Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Wilson, Calvert County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East Northeast

Garrett County

Our profile page for Wilson, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Wilson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

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

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Michigan

Menominee County

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

Montmorency County

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

Sanilac County

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

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Minnesota

Ramsey County

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

Winona County

Our profile page for Wilson, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Greene County

Our profile page for Wilson, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Adair County

Our profile page for Wilson, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the Northwest

Wayne County

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

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Nebraska

Colfax County

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

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Wilson, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Wilson, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Wilson, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Wilson, Cleveland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East

Wilson County

Our profile page for Wilson, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the East

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Ohio

Adams County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Wilson, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the North Northeast

Marion County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Atoka County

Our profile page for Wilson, Atoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the West

Carter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wilson
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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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Wilson, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Wilson, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Northeast

Chester County

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

Clarion County

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

McKean County

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

Northampton County

Our profile page for Wilson, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Wilson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Grant County

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

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Texas

Comanche County

Our profile page for Wilson, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the West Southwest

Dickens County

Our profile page for Wilson, Dickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West Southwest

Falls County

Our profile page for Wilson, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West Southwest

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Wilson, Kaufman County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the West Southwest

Lynn County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Wilson, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Wilson, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,372 miles [2,208 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Wilson, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,388 miles [2,233.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the East Northeast

Dinwiddie County

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

Wythe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,971 miles [3,172 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Wilson, Cabell County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the Northeast

Grant County

Our profile page for Wilson, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Wilson, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Wilson, Ohio County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

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

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Wilson, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Wilson, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Platte County

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

Teton County

Our profile page for Wilson, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9270, Longitude: -87.6695     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson 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 Wilson 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 314.287 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.188 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.35 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 Wilson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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