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Carriage Hills, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Carriage 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 Carriage 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 Carriage Hills to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carriage Hills to Birmingham, 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 97 miles [156.1 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 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 6,535 miles [10,517.1 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carriage Hills ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Carriage Hills.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Carriage Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Mobile County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the South Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

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

Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the West Southwest

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North Carolina

Guilford County

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

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Northeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Carriage Hills, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North

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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' distance beginning in Carriage Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carriage Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carriage Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7204, Longitude: -86.6528     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carriage 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 Carriage 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 313.599 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.226 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.193 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carriage Hills.



 
 
 

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