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Winslow, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Winslow to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,211 miles [11,605 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Winslow ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Winslow.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Winslow. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States and Canada - with 18 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Apache County

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

Navajo County

Our profile page for Winslow, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the West

Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Winslow, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Stephenson County

Our profile page for Winslow, Stephenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Winslow, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

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

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Kentucky

Boyd County

Our profile page for Winslow, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Winslow, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Winslow, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Dodge County

Our profile page for Winslow, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Winslow, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Harnett County

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

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Winslow, Pasquotank County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Winslow   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Winslow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Morgan County

Our profile page for Winslow, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Hill County

Our profile page for Winslow, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Winslow, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northeast

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Winslow. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winslow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winslow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7756, Longitude: -86.9306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winslow 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 Winslow 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 313.825 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.634 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.074 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 Winslow.



 
 
 

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