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Hawk, Alabama
(Randolph County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hawk to Wedowee, 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 91 miles [146.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,495 miles [10,452.7 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 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hawk ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Hawk.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hawk. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States and Canada - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kansas

Harper County

Our profile page for Hawk, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the West Northwest

North Carolina

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Hawk, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the Northeast

Nova Scotia

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

Virginia

Cumberland County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4346, Longitude: -85.3686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawk 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 Hawk 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 312.817 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.283 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.745 degrees.

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