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Gravel Hill, Alabama

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How Far From Gravel Hill to ...

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Gravel Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about 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 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,134 miles [8,262.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gravel Hill ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Gravel Hill.

While the name Gravel Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Pope County

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

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the West Northwest


Sussex County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Benton County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North

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Garrett County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the West Southwest

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Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Gravel Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Bladen County

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

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Our profile page for Gravel Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the Northeast

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Lebanon County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast

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Allendale County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Allendale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the East Southeast

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Berkeley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East

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McNairy County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, McNairy County   [Map]
Distance: About 60 miles [96.6 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Buckingham County

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Buckingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond City

Our profile page for Gravel Hill, Richmond City   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gravel Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4854, Longitude: -87.7420     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gravel 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 Gravel 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 314.306 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.149 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.475 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 Gravel Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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