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Hanson, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hanson to Centre, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,467 miles [10,407.6 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 7,174 miles [11,545.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hanson ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Hanson.

While the name Hanson is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

San Bernardino County

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

Florida

Madison County

Our profile page for Hanson, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the South Southeast

Illinois

Shelby County

Our profile page for Hanson, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the North Northwest

Kansas

Pottawatomie County

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

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Kentucky

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Hanson, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Hanson, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Crawford County

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

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

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

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Oklahoma

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Hanson, Sequoyah County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Fort Bend County

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for Hanson, 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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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Hanson, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Hanson, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0834, Longitude: -85.4236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hanson 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 Hanson 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 312.881 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.448 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.618 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 Hanson, 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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