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Epworth, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Epworth to Chatom, 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 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 830 miles [1,335.8 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 6,728 miles [10,827.7 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 7,432 miles [11,960.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Epworth ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Epworth.

While the name Epworth is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Ventura County

Our profile page for Epworth, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,774 miles [2,855 km] to the West Northwest


Fannin County

Our profile page for Epworth, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Northeast


White County

Our profile page for Epworth, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North


Dubuque County

Our profile page for Epworth, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the North

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Lewis County

Our profile page for Epworth, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Shelby County

Our profile page for Epworth, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Epworth   [Map]
Distance: About 2,062 miles [3,318.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Mountrail County

Our profile page for Epworth, Mountrail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Richland County

Our profile page for Epworth, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Epworth, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Williamson County

Our profile page for Epworth, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Hale County

Our profile page for Epworth, Hale County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Hale County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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King William County

Our profile page for Epworth, King William County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Epworth ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Clark (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of Epworth   [Map]
Deer Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dueitt (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fruitdale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Knobtown (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leakesville (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Vinegar Bend   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Yellow Pine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Epworth. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at an age of 68.

Vinegar Bend [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Epworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<8>

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About Washington County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Epworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2607, Longitude: -88.4242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Epworth 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 Epworth 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.473 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.901 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.373 degrees.

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<7>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 Epworth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Epworth.


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