A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Westland, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Westland

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Westland
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Westland 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 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,601 miles [10,623.3 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 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westland ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Westland.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

Jump ahead to ...



Hancock County

Our profile page for Westland, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Westland, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North


Clark County

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


Wayne County

Our profile page for Westland, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top


Hinds County

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

- Return to top


Morgan County

Our profile page for Westland, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top


Umatilla County

Our profile page for Westland, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top


Washington County

Our profile page for Westland, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top


Tarrant County

Our profile page for Westland, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West

- Return to top


Davis County

Our profile page for Westland, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top


Lancaster County

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

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Westland, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2382, Longitude: -87.6786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Westland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.187 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.839 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.707 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westland.