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Carbon Hill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Carbon Hill 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 city such as Carbon 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 Carbon Hill to:

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Carbon Hill to Jasper, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carbon Hill ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Carbon Hill.

While the name Carbon Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Grundy County

Our profile page for Carbon Hill, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the North


Osage County

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


Johnson County

Our profile page for Carbon Hill, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northwest


Hocking County

Our profile page for Carbon Hill, Hocking County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast

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Campbell County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carbon Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carbon Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8921, Longitude: -87.5262     [Map].

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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 Carbon 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 314.138 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.873 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.511 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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