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Wilsonia, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Wilsonia to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 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 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilsonia ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Wilsonia.

While the name Wilsonia is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Wilsonia, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km] to the West Northwest

Louisiana

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Wilsonia, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West Southwest

Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Wilsonia, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the Northwest

West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Wilsonia, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilsonia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0998, Longitude: -85.9041     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilsonia 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 Wilsonia 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 313.17 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.783 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.807 degrees.

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