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Willow Glen, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Willow Glen to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,568 miles [10,570.2 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,152 miles [8,291.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willow Glen ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Willow Glen.

While the name Willow Glen is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Madera County

Our profile page for Willow Glen, Madera County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Clara County

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Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the West Northwest


De Soto Parish

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Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the West

Iberville Parish

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Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Southwest

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Willow Glen, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Baltimore County

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Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast

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Onondaga County

Our profile page for Willow Glen, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the Northeast

Saratoga County

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Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the Northeast

Tompkins County

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Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tuscarawas County

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Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Willow Glen, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Glen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1976, Longitude: -86.8333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Glen 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 Willow Glen 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 313.675 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.241 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 degrees.

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<7>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 Willow Glen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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