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Hixon, Alabama
(Sumter County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Hixon to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 764 miles [1,229.5 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 7,366 miles [11,854.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,243 miles [8,437.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hixon ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Hixon.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hixon. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States and Canada - with 5 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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Hixon   [Map]
Distance: About 2,218 miles [3,569.5 km] to the Northwest

Minnesota

Polk County

Our profile page for Hixon, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the North Northwest

Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Hixon, Athens County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Athens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Hixon, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Oneida County

Our profile page for Hixon, Oneida County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Oneida County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hixon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5457, Longitude: -88.2247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hixon 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 Hixon 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 314.465 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.067 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.062 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 Hixon, 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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