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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, 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 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:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from High Point 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 6 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 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 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 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for High Point, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for High Point, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the Northeast


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 323 miles [519.8 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for High Point, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for High Point, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Southeast

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for High Point, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Southeast

Pinellas County

Our profile page for High Point, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for High Point, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Southeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for High Point, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East Northeast

Douglas County

Our profile page for High Point, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for High Point, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the East

Walker County

Our profile page for High Point, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 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 603 miles [970.4 km] to the North

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Iowa

Decatur County

Our profile page for High Point, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

McCracken County

Our profile page for High Point, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 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

Our profile page for High Point, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast

Baltimore County

Our profile page for High Point, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast

Garrett County

Our profile page for High Point, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for High Point, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for High Point, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Our profile page for High Point, Tishomingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Moniteau County

Our profile page for High Point, Moniteau County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for High Point, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for High Point, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for High Point, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 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 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Northeast

Cocke County

Our profile page for High Point, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the Northeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for High Point, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Northeast

Roane County

Our profile page for High Point, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Northeast

Scott County

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

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for High Point, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Culpeper County

Our profile page for High Point, Culpeper County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 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 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the Northwest

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Communities in Alabama

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The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 that begins 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: 33.2071, Longitude: -87.4850     [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 314.067 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.697 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.636 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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