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Brentwood Hills, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Brentwood Hills to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 652 miles [1,049.3 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 6,547 miles [10,536.4 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 7,255 miles [11,675.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brentwood Hills ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Brentwood Hills.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Brentwood Hills, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Southeast

Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Brentwood Hills, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the North

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Brentwood Hills, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,468 miles [2,362.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brentwood Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5098, Longitude: -86.6792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brentwood Hills 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 Brentwood Hills 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 313.602 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.20 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.249 degrees.

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