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Woodford, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Woodford 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 77 miles [123.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, 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 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodford ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Woodford.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Woodford. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 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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California

Kern County

Our profile page for Woodford, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,811 miles [2,914.5 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Woodford County

Our profile page for Woodford, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the North Northwest

Maryland

Howard County

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

Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Woodford, Clay County
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Woodford, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Northeast

Randolph County

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

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Ohio

Hamilton County

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

Huron County

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

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Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Woodford, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Woodford   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Woodford, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Woodford, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the North

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Vermont

Bennington County

Our profile page for Woodford, Bennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Caroline County

Our profile page for Woodford, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Woodford, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the North Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4043, Longitude: -86.7236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodford 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 Woodford 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 313.622 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.209 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.289 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 Woodford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodford.



 
 
 

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