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Cottage Hill, Alabama
(Mobile County)

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How Far From Cottage Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cottage 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 Cottage Hill to:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Cottage Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than 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 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,745 miles [10,855 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 7,447 miles [11,984.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,326 miles [8,571.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cottage Hill ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Cottage Hill.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Cottage Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States - with 11 of those located in the United States.

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Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the North Northeast

Saint Clair County

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

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Benton County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Benton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Northwest


Escambia County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the East


Putnam County

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


Clay County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the North

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Dubuque County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the North

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Marshall County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northwest

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Suffolk County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km] to the Northeast

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Muskingum County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Clarion County

Our profile page for Cottage Hill, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottage Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6502, Longitude: -88.1461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottage 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 Cottage 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 314.25 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.559 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.372 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 Cottage Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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