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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Hickory to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 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 to:

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Hickory to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 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 7,332 miles [11,799.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hickory ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Hickory.

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Illinois

Lake County

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

Iowa

Monroe County

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

Kansas

Butler County

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

Kentucky

Graves County

Our profile page for Hickory, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Hickory, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Hickory, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Hickory, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Aitkin County

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

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Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for Hickory, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Grundy County

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

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New York

Saint Lawrence County

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

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North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Hickory, Catawba County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Northeast

Nash County

Our profile page for Hickory, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Carroll County

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

Lucas County

Our profile page for Hickory, Lucas County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lucas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mahoning County

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

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Oklahoma

Murray County

Our profile page for Hickory, Murray County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Forest County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Hickory, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hickory, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Hickory, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the East Northeast

Norfolk City

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

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West Virginia

Mason County

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

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Wisconsin

Oconto County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hickory. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1629, Longitude: -88.0631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hickory 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 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 314.414 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.092 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.878 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 Hickory, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hickory.



 
 
 

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