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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Country Hills 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 Country 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 Country Hills to:

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Country Hills to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 674 miles [1,084.7 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 6,570 miles [10,573.4 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 7,277 miles [11,711.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,154 miles [8,294.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Country Hills ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Country Hills.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Country Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 7 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Country Hills, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North

Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Country Hills, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the West Northwest

Ontario

Our profile page for Country Hills   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the North Northeast

Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Country Hills, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Country Hills, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Roanoke County

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

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Country Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1571, Longitude: -86.8311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Country 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 Country 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 313.671 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.231 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.384 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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