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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Hale once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Hale to:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hale to Gadsden, with an average speed<3> 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 123 miles [197.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 589 miles [947.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,483 miles [10,433.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,192 miles [11,574.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Hale ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Hale.

While the name Hale is unique within Alabama, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Crawford County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Hale, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Hale   [Map]
Distance: About 2,791 miles [4,491.7 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Yuma County

Our profile page for Hale, Yuma County   [Map]
Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Jones County

Our profile page for Hale, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Hale, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the West Northwest

Geary County

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

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

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

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Hale, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Iosco County

Our profile page for Hale, Iosco County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Clarke County

Our profile page for Hale, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Carroll County

Our profile page for Hale, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Madison County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Hale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mitchell County

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

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Ohio

Shelby County

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

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Oklahoma

Tulsa County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Hale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the North

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Oregon

Lane County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Hale, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Hale, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Hale, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Hale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Dallas County

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

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Utah

Emery County

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

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Virginia

Tazewell County

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

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

Our profile page for Hale, Trempealeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the North Northwest

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About Etowah County

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The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Hale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0929, Longitude: -85.8272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Hale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.123 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.728 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.778 degrees.

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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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