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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Woodhaven to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 100 miles [160.9 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodhaven ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Woodhaven.

While the name Woodhaven is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Woodhaven   [Map]
Distance: About 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Southeast

Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the Southwest

Hinds County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Northeast

Charleston County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Dickson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Montgomery County
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Prince William County

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Woodhaven, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodhaven ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Woodhaven   [Map]
Clay   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
County Line   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eagle Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Inland Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kiowa   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pine Mountain   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Selfville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sueann   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Thermal (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Village Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Woodhaven. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Woodhaven
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Woodhaven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<8>
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Woodhaven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Woodhaven
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Woodhaven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Woodhaven
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Woodhaven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Woodhaven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7701, Longitude: -86.6267     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodhaven 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 Woodhaven 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.586 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.218 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.172 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 Woodhaven, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodhaven.



 
 
 

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