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Colonial Hills, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Colonial Hills 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 Colonial 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 Colonial 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 167 miles [268.8 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Colonial 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 599 miles [964 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 6,483 miles [10,433.4 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 7,196 miles [11,580.8 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 Colonial Hills ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Colonial Hills.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Colonial Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States - with 16 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the South Southeast


Paulding County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East Southeast


Warrick County

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


Carroll County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

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Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Onslow County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the East

Orange County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Franklin County

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northeast

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Berks County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East

Greenville County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East

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Weber County

Our profile page for Colonial Hills, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7654, Longitude: -86.5775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colonial 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 Colonial 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 313.61 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.383 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.93 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 Hills.


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