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Hillwood, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Hillwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,488 miles [10,441.4 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hillwood ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Hillwood.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Hillwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 9 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

Coosa County

Our profile page for Hillwood, Coosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the South

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Hillwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Hillwood, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the East Northeast

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Hillwood, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the East

Tennessee

Davidson County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Hillwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the North Northwest

Putnam County

Our profile page for Hillwood, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the North Northeast

Sumner County

Our profile page for Hillwood, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the North

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Arlington County

Our profile page for Hillwood, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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 starting from Hillwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hillwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6376, Longitude: -86.5630     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hillwood 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 Hillwood 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 313.594 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.348 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.953 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hillwood.



 
 
 

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