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Church Hill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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How Far From Church 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 Church 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 Church Hill to:

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Church Hill to Dadeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Church Hill ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Church Hill.

While the name Church Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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New Castle County

Our profile page for Church Hill, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast


Marion County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the East Southeast


Christian County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the North Northwest


Frederick County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast

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Jefferson County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Church Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,419 miles [2,283.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Warren County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Bucks County

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

Chester County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North Northeast

Forest County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Forest County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast

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Berkeley County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Berkeley County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the East

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Hawkins County

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

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Rusk County

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

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Richmond City

Our profile page for Church Hill, Richmond City   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Church Hill, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Church Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6485, Longitude: -85.7480     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Church 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 Church 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 312.995 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.38 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.067 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 Church Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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