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Hill Top, Alabama
(Marengo County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Hill Top 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,657 miles [10,713.4 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 7,365 miles [11,852.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,241 miles [8,434.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hill Top ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Hill Top.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hill Top. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States - with 16 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

Benton County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Northwest

Boone County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Menard County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Menard County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North

Kentucky

Fleming County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the North Northeast

McCreary County

Our profile page for Hill Top, McCreary County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the North Northeast

Menifee County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Menifee County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Hughes County

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

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Tennessee

Washington County

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

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Martinsville City

Our profile page for Hill Top, Martinsville City   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northeast

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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 Hill Top. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hill Top) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hill Top. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2596, Longitude: -87.9003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hill Top 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 Hill Top 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 314.246 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.774 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.987 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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