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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Woodland Landing once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Woodland Landing to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Woodland Landing to Florence, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Woodland Landing ...

While the name Woodland Landing is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Woodland Landing, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Woodland Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Woodland Landing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woodland Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodland Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7401, Longitude: -87.8270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodland Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Woodland Landing to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.374 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.262 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.456 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodland Landing.