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Chapel Hill, Alabama
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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:

  • Andalusia [Map], which is the Seat of Covington County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chapel Hill to Andalusia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,645 miles [10,694.1 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 7,342 miles [11,815.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 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

Chambers County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Chambers County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the North Northeast

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North

Walker County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the North Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the West Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the West Northwest

Sevier County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the West Northwest

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 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the North Northeast

Douglas County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North Northeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the North Northeast

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 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the North

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the North

Monroe County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 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 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Allen County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 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 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Northwest

Hinds County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Madison County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Perry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 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 2,050 miles [3,299.2 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 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the North Northwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the North

Maury County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North

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Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the West Northwest

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 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Alexandria City

Our profile page for Chapel Hill, Alexandria City   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Chapel Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 31.0293, Longitude: -86.2311     [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 313.163 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.35 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.582 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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