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Hicks, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hicks to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hicks ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Hicks.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hicks. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States and Canada - with 18 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

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Arkansas

Little River County

Our profile page for Hicks, Little River County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West

Phillips County

Our profile page for Hicks, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Hicks, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Hicks   [Map]
Distance: About 2,124 miles [3,418.2 km] to the Northwest

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Georgia

Macon County

Our profile page for Hicks, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Hardin County

Our profile page for Hicks, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Jefferson County

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

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Hicks, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Hicks, Black Hawk County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Hicks, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Oscoda County

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

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Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hicks, 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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Missouri

Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Hicks, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Chemung County

Our profile page for Hicks, Chemung County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Warren County

Our profile page for Hicks, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

DeKalb County

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

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Texas

Lee County

Our profile page for Hicks, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the West Southwest

Tarrant County

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

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hicks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5809, Longitude: -85.7775     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hicks 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 Hicks 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 313.067 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.592 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.874 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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