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Crestview Hills, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Crestview Hills 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 Crestview 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 Crestview Hills to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Crestview Hills to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,257 miles [11,679 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crestview Hills ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Crestview Hills.

While the name Crestview Hills is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Kenton County

Our profile page for Crestview Hills, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northeast

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Crestview Hills, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Northeast

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crestview Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5234, Longitude: -86.7339     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crestview 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 Crestview 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 313.636 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.241 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.268 degrees.

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