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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from West Bend to Grove Hill, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,688 miles [10,763.3 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 7,394 miles [11,899.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,271 miles [8,482.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Bend ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name West Bend.

While the name West Bend is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Iowa

Palo Alto County

Our profile page for West Bend, Palo Alto County   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the North Northwest

Missouri

Polk County

Our profile page for West Bend, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Northwest

North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for West Bend, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Northeast

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for West Bend, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for West Bend   [Map]
Distance: About 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for West Bend, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8243, Longitude: -88.1322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Bend 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 West Bend 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 314.349 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.834 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.159 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Bend.