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Hillsboro, Alabama
(Lawrence County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hillsboro to Moulton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,513 miles [10,481.7 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 7,228 miles [11,632.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hillsboro ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Hillsboro.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hillsboro. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 32 communities in the United States and Canada - with 32 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

Union County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

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

Georgia

Jasper County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Fountain County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North

Henry County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North Northwest

Louisa County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Louisa County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Marion County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Fleming County

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

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Scott County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis County

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

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Carbon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Sierra County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Sierra County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the West

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Traill County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Traill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Hillsboro   [Map]
Distance: About 1,561 miles [2,512.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,012 miles [3,238 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the Northeast

Williamson County

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

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Texas

Hill County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

King and Queen County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, King and Queen County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the East Northeast

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Pocahontas County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

Our profile page for Hillsboro, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the North Northwest

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

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 that starts in Hillsboro. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hillsboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hillsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hillsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillsboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6407, Longitude: -87.1838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro 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 313.973 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.785 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.209 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 Hillsboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hillsboro.



 
 
 

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