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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Chapel Hill to ...

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

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Chapel Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,519 miles [10,491.3 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 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chapel Hill ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Chapel Hill.

Within Alabama, there are 5 communities which are also named Chapel Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 38 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

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the West Southwest

Covington County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the West Northwest

Walker County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the West

Sevier County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the West

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, New London County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in New London County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Northeast

Douglas County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the Northeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the North

Twiggs County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Twiggs County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Twiggs County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North

Monroe County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Scott County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Allen County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the West

Hinds County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the West

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Missouri

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Madison County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Perry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Chapel Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Berkeley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Northwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North Northwest

Maury County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West

Washington County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Alexandria City

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Alexandria City   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Chapel Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chapel Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chapel Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9946, Longitude: -85.4330     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chapel 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 Chapel 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 312.831 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.238 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.869 degrees.

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<7>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 Chapel Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chapel Hill.



 
 
 

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