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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hamilton [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Winfield to Hamilton, 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 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,573 miles [10,578.2 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,162 miles [8,307.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Winfield ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Winfield.

While the name Winfield is unique within Alabama, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Winfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,853 miles [2,982.1 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Scott County

Our profile page for Winfield, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Winfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Winfield, Chaffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Columbia County

Our profile page for Winfield, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Columbia County

Our profile page for Winfield, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East

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Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Winfield, DuPage County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the North

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Winfield, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Winfield, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Winfield, Cowley County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Winfield, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

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

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Michigan

Ingham County

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

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Minnesota

Renville County

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

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Missouri

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Winfield, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Brown County

Our profile page for Winfield, Brown County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Union County

Our profile page for Winfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Herkimer County

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

Queens County

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

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Ohio

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Winfield, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Winfield   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Union County

Our profile page for Winfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Scott County

Our profile page for Winfield, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Titus County

Our profile page for Winfield, Titus County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Winfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,397 miles [2,248.3 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Winfield, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Winfield, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Winfield: www.winfieldcity.org/

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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' (or point-to-point) distance from Winfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winfield) 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 Winfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9275, Longitude: -87.7995     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winfield 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 Winfield 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 314.307 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.073 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.616 degrees.

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<7>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 Winfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Winfield.



 
 
 

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