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Bellwood, Alabama
(Mobile County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Bellwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 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 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,742 miles [10,850.2 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 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,323 miles [8,566.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bellwood ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Bellwood.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Bellwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 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 outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Geneva County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Geneva County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

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

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Brevard County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the East Southeast


Fulton County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Northeast


Cook County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the North


Nelson County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Bellwood, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Butler County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Bellwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Tillamook County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Tillamook County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,158 miles [3,473 km] to the Northwest

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Blair County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

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

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Wilson County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northeast

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Bellwood, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7155, Longitude: -88.1500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bellwood 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 Bellwood 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 314.259 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.578 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.363 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 Bellwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bellwood.