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Woodland Village, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Woodland Village to Ashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South (S). 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 643 miles [1,034.8 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 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodland Village ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Woodland Village.

While the name Woodland Village is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Porter County

Our profile page for Woodland Village, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North


Charles County

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

Howard County

Our profile page for Woodland Village, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast

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Greenville County

Our profile page for Woodland Village, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Woodland Village. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodland Village) 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 Woodland Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodland Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodland Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5684, Longitude: -86.5180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodland Village 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 Woodland Village 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 313.509 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.101 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.172 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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