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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Wilsons once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Wilsons to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Wilsons to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>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 596 miles [959.2 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,490 miles [10,444.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • 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).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Wilsons ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Wilsons.

While the name Wilsons is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Connecticut

Windham County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wilsons, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Hancock County

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

Kansas

Pottawatomie County

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

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Michigan

Jackson County

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

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

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

Lexington County

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

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Tennessee

Anderson County

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

Monroe County

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

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Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Wilsons, Dinwiddie County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Lewis County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wilsons, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Wilsons. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilsons) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilsons. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0765, Longitude: -85.9722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilsons have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Wilsons to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.209 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.825 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.84 degrees.

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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 Wilsons.



 
 
 

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