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Woodward, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Woodward to Birmingham, 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 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 most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,538 miles [10,521.9 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,123 miles [8,244.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodward ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Woodward.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Woodward. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Solano County

Our profile page for Woodward, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,972 miles [3,173.6 km] to the West Northwest


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Woodward, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the South Southeast


Fulton County

Our profile page for Woodward, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East


Dallas County

Our profile page for Woodward, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Baltimore County

Our profile page for Woodward, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northeast

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Lenawee County

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

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Woodward County

Our profile page for Woodward, Woodward County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the West Northwest

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

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Centre County

Our profile page for Woodward, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

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Barnwell County

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

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Woodward, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the East Northeast

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La Salle County

Our profile page for Woodward, La Salle County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 that starts in Woodward. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodward) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodward. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6362, Longitude: -86.6067     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodward 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 Woodward 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 313.566 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.176 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.193 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Woodward, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodward.