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Wing, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wing to Andalusia, 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 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,662 miles [10,721.4 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 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,240 miles [8,433 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wing ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Wing.

While the name Wing is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Yell County

Our profile page for Wing, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the Northwest


Livingston County

Our profile page for Wing, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the North


Blaine County

Our profile page for Wing, Blaine County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km] to the Northwest

New York

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Wing, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Wing, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Wing, Burleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Baker County

Our profile page for Wing, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km] to the Northwest

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Utah County

Our profile page for Wing, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km] to the West 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 starting in Wing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wing) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wing. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wing

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0277, Longitude: -86.6105     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wing 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 Wing 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 313.383 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.605 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.725 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 Wing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wing.