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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wilton to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,283 miles [11,720.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,160 miles [8,304.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilton ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Wilton.

While the name Wilton 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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Arkansas

Little River County

Our profile page for Wilton, Little River County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the West

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Wilton, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Wilton, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Wilton, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North

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Iowa

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Wilton, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Greenwood County

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

Phillips County

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

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Wilton, 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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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Wilton, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Wilton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Beltrami County

Our profile page for Wilton, Beltrami County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the North Northwest

Waseca County

Our profile page for Wilton, Waseca County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Wilton, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wilton, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Camden County

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

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New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Wilton, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Wilton, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

McLean County

Our profile page for Wilton, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wilton   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Wilton, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wilton, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the North Northwest

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0790, Longitude: -86.8831     [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 Wilton 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 313.697 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.25 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.421 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilton.



 
 
 

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