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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Woodmont to Ashville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South (S). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,526 miles [10,502.6 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 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,110 miles [8,223.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodmont ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Woodmont.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Woodmont. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States - with 15 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 42 miles [67.6 km] to the West Southwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Woodmont, New Haven County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the South Southeast

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Davidson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Davidson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Woodmont, King County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in King County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Morgan County

Our profile page for Woodmont, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodmont ...

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.

Dunrowin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Woodmont   [Map]
Eden   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
England Isle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Glen City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Harrisburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunting Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Park Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Pine Orchard   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Woodmont. 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.

Ethlyne Clair
  Actress. She was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Wednesday November 23, 1904 and died in Tarzana (California) on Tueday February 27, 1996 at an age of 91. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Talladega [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Woodmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ethlyne Clair<8>
 
Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Woodmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors
 
Willie Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at an age of 66.

Anniston [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Woodmont

Anniston [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Woodmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith
 
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Vestavia Hills [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Woodmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5834, Longitude: -86.2703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodmont 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 Woodmont 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 313.361 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.932 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.069 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Woodmont could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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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