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Center Hill, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Center Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Center 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 Center Hill to:

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Center Hill to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 606 miles [975.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Center Hill ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Center Hill.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Center Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States - with 22 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

Chilton County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Chilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South

Cullman County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 53 miles [85.3 km] to the South

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 37 miles [59.5 km] to the West

Talladega County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Greene County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the West Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Center Hill, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West

Connecticut

Hartford County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the South Southeast

Sumter County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Colquitt County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Colquitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the South Southeast

Fulton County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Carroll County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Riley County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Riley County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Riley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Chowan County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Chowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Cannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Northeast

Henderson County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the West Northwest

Wilson County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Houston County

Our profile page for Center Hill, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Center Hill, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Wirt County

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

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Center Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Center Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Center Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8576, Longitude: -86.7953     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center 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 Center 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 313.747 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.554 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.999 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 Center Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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



 
 
 

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