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Northwood Estates, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Northwood Estates 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 community such as Northwood Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Northwood Estates 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,472 miles [10,415.7 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 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,056 miles [8,136.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Northwood Estates ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Northwood Estates.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Northwood Estates. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 9 of those located in the United States.

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Glynn County

Our profile page for Northwood Estates, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Southeast


Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Northwood Estates, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the West Southwest


Anne Arundel County

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Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast


Lee County

Our profile page for Northwood Estates, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West

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Saratoga County

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Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the Northeast

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Crawford County

Our profile page for Northwood Estates, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Charleston County

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Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1632, Longitude: -85.6319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northwood Estates 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 Northwood Estates 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 313.01 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.607 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.683 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Northwood Estates.