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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Woodcrest to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Woodcrest to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Woodcrest to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodcrest ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Woodcrest.

While the name Woodcrest is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the West

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

New Castle County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the East Southeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East

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Illinois

Henry County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North Northwest

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northwest

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North

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Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Woodcrest, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

Stanly County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Stanly County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Woodcrest, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Woodcrest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodcrest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodcrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5954, Longitude: -86.7153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodcrest 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 Woodcrest 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 313.629 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.243 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.245 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodcrest.



 
 
 

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