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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Homewood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 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 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Homewood ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Homewood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Homewood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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 ArkansasManitobaOhioWest Virginia
 CaliforniaMarylandPennsylvaniaWisconsin
 IllinoisMississippiSouth Carolina 
 KansasNew YorkVirginia 

Arkansas

Perry County

Our profile page for Homewood, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West Northwest

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Homewood, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Homewood, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North

Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Homewood, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Homewood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Homewood, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northeast

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Homewood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore City

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Homewood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Homewood, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Homewood, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Onondaga County

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

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Homewood, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the North Northeast

Lucas County

Our profile page for Homewood, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Beaver County

Our profile page for Homewood, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the North Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Homewood, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Homewood, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Homewood, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Homewood, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Northeast

Surry County

Our profile page for Homewood, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Homewood, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Homewood, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Homewood, 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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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

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

Monroe County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Homewood ...

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.

Cherokee Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Homewood   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Coventry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crossgate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
English Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Five Points South   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Iris   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Grove Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Imperial Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ivy Glenn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lakeview Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Mason City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Mill Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Panorama   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Plantation Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocky Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Shades Cliff   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [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 Homewood. 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.

Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Homewood
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Homewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<8>
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Homewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Homewood
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Homewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Homewood
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Homewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Homewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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 starting from Homewood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Homewood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Homewood. 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 Homewood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4617, Longitude: -86.8092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Homewood 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 Homewood 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 313.677 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.28 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.311 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Homewood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Homewood.



 
 
 

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