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Cotton Hill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cotton Hill.

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How Far From Cotton 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 Cotton 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 Cotton Hill to:

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cotton Hill to Clayton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,566 miles [10,567 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cotton Hill ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Cotton Hill.

While the name Cotton Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Georgia

Clay County

Our profile page for Cotton Hill, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Cotton Hill, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North Northwest

South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Cotton Hill, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Northeast

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Cotton Hill, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cotton Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8346, Longitude: -85.2805     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cotton 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 Cotton 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 312.671 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.892 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.063 degrees.

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