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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 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:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Northwood Estates to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 151 miles [243 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 838 miles [1,348.6 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 6,736 miles [10,840.5 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 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,317 miles [8,556.9 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 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East


Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Northwood Estates, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the West Northwest


Anne Arundel County

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Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the Northeast


Lee County

Our profile page for Northwood Estates, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the North

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Saratoga County

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Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the Northeast

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Crawford County

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Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance 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: 30.8419, Longitude: -88.1436     [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 314.267 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.605 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.338 degrees.

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