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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hardy to Columbiana, 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 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,564 miles [10,563.7 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hardy ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Hardy.

While the name Hardy is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Apache County

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

Arkansas

Sharp County

Our profile page for Hardy, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the Northwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Hardy, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Scott County

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

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Iowa

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Hardy, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Hardy, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maine

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Hardy, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,266 miles [2,037.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Hardy, Alcona County
Although located in Alcona County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oscoda County

Our profile page for Hardy, Oscoda County
Although located in Oscoda County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Grenada County

Our profile page for Hardy, Grenada County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Cascade County

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

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Nebraska

Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Hardy, Nuckolls County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Hardy   [Map]
Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Hardin County

Our profile page for Hardy, Hardin County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Hardin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Kay County

Our profile page for Hardy, Kay County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Wasco County

Our profile page for Hardy, Wasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Hardy, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Hardy   [Map]
Distance: About 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

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

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Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Hardy, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

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

Montague County

Our profile page for Hardy, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West

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Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Hardy, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Hardy, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the Northeast

Pittsylvania County

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

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Hardy, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hardy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2637, Longitude: -86.8108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hardy 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 Hardy 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 313.665 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.24 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.354 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 Hardy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hardy.



 
 
 

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