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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Woods Ferry to Ashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 91 miles [146.5 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 622 miles [1,001 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 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,224 miles [11,625.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,101 miles [8,209.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woods Ferry ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Woods Ferry.

While the name Woods Ferry is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Woods Ferry, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Sumner County

Our profile page for Woods Ferry, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the North

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Woods Ferry, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woods Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6729, Longitude: -86.1516     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woods Ferry 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 Woods Ferry 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 313.295 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.869 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.002 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woods Ferry.