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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Wilsonville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,552 miles [10,544.4 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilsonville ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Wilsonville.

While the name Wilsonville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northwest

Iowa

Van Buren County

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

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Kansas

Allen County

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

Bourbon County

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

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, 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.

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Boyle County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Boyle County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North Northeast

Spencer County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North

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Missouri

Iron County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Furnas County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Furnas County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East Northeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wilsonville   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,089 miles [3,361.9 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Pike County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Wilsonville, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Northeast

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Utah

Emery County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,420 miles [2,285.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Highland County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wilsonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilsonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilsonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2343, Longitude: -86.4839     [Map].

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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 Wilsonville 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 313.468 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.007 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.23 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 Wilsonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilsonville.



 
 
 

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