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Leatherwood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Leatherwood 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,503 miles [10,465.6 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 7,210 miles [11,603.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leatherwood ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Leatherwood.

While the name Leatherwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Carroll County

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


Franklin County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Franklin County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Parke County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North


Menifee County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Menifee County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northeast

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast

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Clarion County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the North Northeast

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Maury County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Maury County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Northwest

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Henry County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Mingo County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Leatherwood, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leatherwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7173, Longitude: -85.8766     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leatherwood 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 Leatherwood 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 313.133 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.688 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.883 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 Leatherwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Leatherwood.