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Hickory Ridge, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Hickory Ridge 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 community such as Hickory Ridge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hickory Ridge to Columbiana, 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 76 miles [122.3 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 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 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hickory Ridge ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Hickory Ridge.

While the name Hickory Ridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Chicot County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West

Cross County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Cross County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the West Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northeast

New Castle County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Bibb County

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

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Illinois

Hancock County

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

Ogle County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Ogle County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North

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Indiana

Gibson County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the North Northwest

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

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Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

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

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Tennessee

Jefferson County

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

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Texas

Sabine County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Sabine County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Hickory Ridge, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hickory Ridge. 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 in Hickory Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hickory Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hickory Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3834, Longitude: -86.7208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hickory Ridge 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 Hickory Ridge 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 313.619 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.203 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.293 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hickory Ridge.



 
 
 

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