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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Hines to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 196 miles [315.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hines ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Hines.

While the name Hines is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Florida

Dixie County

Our profile page for Hines, Dixie County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Hines, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North

Minnesota

Beltrami County

Our profile page for Hines, Beltrami County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the North Northwest

Missouri

Lincoln County

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

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Ohio

Morgan County

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Hines, Richland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Harney County

Our profile page for Hines, Harney County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Hines, Johnson County
Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wilbarger County

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

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Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Hines, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Hines, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Hines, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9598, Longitude: -87.6436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hines 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 Hines 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 314.273 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.176 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.332 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 Hines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hines.



 
 
 

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