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High Point, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from High Point to Birmingham, 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 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 6,563 miles [10,562.1 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 High Point ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name High Point.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named High Point. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States - with 38 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for High Point, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for High Point, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for High Point, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 36 miles [57.9 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for High Point, Garland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for High Point, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for High Point, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Southeast

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for High Point, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Southeast

Pinellas County

Our profile page for High Point, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Camden County

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Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East Southeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for High Point, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the East Northeast

Douglas County

Our profile page for High Point, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for High Point, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the East

Walker County

Our profile page for High Point, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for High Point, Cook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kane County

Our profile page for High Point, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Decatur County

Our profile page for High Point, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

McCracken County

Our profile page for High Point, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for High Point, La Salle Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in La Salle Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for High Point, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast

Garrett County

Our profile page for High Point, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for High Point, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for High Point, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Our profile page for High Point, Tishomingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Moniteau County

Our profile page for High Point, Moniteau County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for High Point, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for High Point, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for High Point, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East Northeast

Laurens County

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

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for High Point, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Northeast

Cocke County

Our profile page for High Point, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for High Point, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the North Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for High Point, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for High Point, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for High Point, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Culpeper County

Our profile page for High Point, Culpeper County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northeast

Hopewell City

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for High Point, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,064 miles [3,321.7 km] to the Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3337, Longitude: -86.8778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for High Point 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 High Point 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 313.71 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.301 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.366 degrees.

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<7>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 High Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 High Point.



 
 
 

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