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Carriage Hill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Carriage 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 community such as Carriage 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 Carriage Hill to:

  • Phenix City [Map], which is the Seat of Russell County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Carriage Hill 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 628 miles [1,010.7 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 6,524 miles [10,499.4 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 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carriage Hill ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Carriage Hill.

While the name Carriage Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Carriage Hill, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Carriage Hill, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the North

Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Carriage Hill, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Northeast

Newport News City

Our profile page for Carriage Hill, Newport News City   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

Virginia Beach City

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

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Carriage Hill, Kitsap County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kitsap 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 starts in Carriage Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carriage Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carriage Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5021, Longitude: -85.0241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carriage 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 Carriage 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 312.563 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.86 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.821 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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