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Bald Hill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Geneva [Map], which is the Seat of Geneva County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bald Hill to Geneva, 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 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). 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 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,613 miles [10,642.6 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 7,308 miles [11,761.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,190 miles [8,352.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bald Hill ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Bald Hill.

While the name Bald Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Suwannee County

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


Chattahoochee County

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

Muscogee County

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


Fleming County

Our profile page for Bald Hill, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the North

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Harford County

Our profile page for Bald Hill, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

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Union County

Our profile page for Bald Hill, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northwest

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Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Bald Hill, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Clearfield County

Our profile page for Bald Hill, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the North Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Bald Hill, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Claiborne County

Our profile page for Bald Hill, Claiborne County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Angelina County

Our profile page for Bald Hill, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bald Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1638, Longitude: -85.6355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bald Hill 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 Bald Hill 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 312.829 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.982 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.334 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 Bald Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bald Hill.


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