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Hanceville, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hanceville to Cullman, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,524 miles [10,499.4 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 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hanceville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Hanceville.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hanceville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Our profile page for Hanceville   [Map]
Distance: About 2,173 miles [3,497.1 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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 Hanceville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hanceville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hanceville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hanceville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanceville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0639, Longitude: -86.7636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hanceville 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 Hanceville 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 313.685 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.373 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.163 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hanceville.



 
 
 

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