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Windwood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the East Northeast (ENE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Windwood to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,590 miles [10,605.6 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 7,292 miles [11,735.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,170 miles [8,320.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Windwood ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Windwood.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Windwood, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the Northeast


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Windwood, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Windwood, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Windwood, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East

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Bradley County

Our profile page for Windwood, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Harris County

Our profile page for Windwood, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the West Southwest

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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 Windwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Windwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3074, Longitude: -86.3458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Windwood 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 Windwood 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 313.325 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.714 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.37 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Windwood.