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Good Hope, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Good Hope.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Good Hope 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 Good Hope to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Good Hope to:

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Good Hope to Wetumpka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, 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 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 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 Good Hope ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Good Hope.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Good Hope. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States and Canada - with 31 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Cullman County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the North Northwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 52 miles [83.7 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Ouachita County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Good Hope   [Map]
Distance: About 2,451 miles [3,944.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Grady County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Grady County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Southeast

Walton County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

McDonough County

Our profile page for Good Hope, McDonough County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Saint Charles Parish

Our profile page for Good Hope, Saint Charles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Frederick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Frederick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the West

Leake County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the West

Marion County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the West Southwest

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the West

Perry County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Rio Arriba County
This community is historic.
Although located in Rio Arriba County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Fayette County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North Northeast

Gallia County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Northeast

Saluda County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Saluda County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Campbell County

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

Dyer County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Northwest

McNairy County

Our profile page for Good Hope, McNairy County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Lavaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the West Southwest

Shelby County

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

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Good Hope, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

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

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Communities in Alabama

About Elmore County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Good Hope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5735, Longitude: -86.0133     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Good Hope 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 Good Hope 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 313.147 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.545 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.186 degrees.

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<7>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 Good Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Good Hope.



 
 
 

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