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Woodlawn Heights, Alabama
(Franklin County)

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Woodlawn Heights 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 663 miles [1,067 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,541 miles [10,526.7 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 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodlawn Heights ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Woodlawn Heights.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Woodlawn Heights. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States and Canada - with 6 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Heights, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Heights, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Southeast

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Whiteside County

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


Madison County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Heights, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North Northeast


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Heights, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the East Northeast

Nova Scotia

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

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Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Woodlawn Heights, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Woodlawn Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woodlawn Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodlawn Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5309, Longitude: -87.7242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodlawn Heights 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 Woodlawn Heights 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 314.298 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.146 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.458 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 Woodlawn Heights.


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