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Cherokee Hills, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Cherokee Hills 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee Hills to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Cherokee Hills to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 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 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,071 miles [8,161 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherokee Hills ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Cherokee Hills.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Cherokee Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States - with 11 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the East Southeast

Coffee County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Southeast

Hall County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Southeast

South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East Northeast

Sevier County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Richmond County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Cherokee Hills, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast

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The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Cherokee Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cherokee Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherokee Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7970, Longitude: -86.5975     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 313.623 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.403 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.931 degrees.

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