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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Colonial Heights.

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How Far From Colonial Heights 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 Colonial Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Colonial Heights to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Colonial Heights to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,530 miles [10,509 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Colonial Heights ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Colonial Heights.

While the name Colonial Heights is unique within Alabama, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Sacramento County

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

San Joaquin County

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

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Bulloch County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Southeast

Troup County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Cook County

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

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Caddo Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Caddo Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Allegany County

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the East

Davidson County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the East

Orange County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East

Wilson County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the East

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the East Southeast

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the East Southeast

Florence County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East

Oconee County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East

Richland County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bristol City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Bristol City   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the East Northeast

Colonial Heights City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Colonial Heights City   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast

Hampton City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Hampton City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hampton City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, 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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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 from Colonial Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colonial Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7145, Longitude: -87.6839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Heights 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 Colonial Heights 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 314.284 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.155 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.402 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Colonial Heights.



 
 
 

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