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Holly Grove, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Holly Grove 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 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,149 miles [8,286.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Holly Grove ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Holly Grove.

While the name Holly Grove is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West Northwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West

Louisiana

Franklin Parish

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Franklin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West Southwest

Maryland

Worcester County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Carroll County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Bertie County

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

Davidson County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the East Northeast

Gates County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Gates County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Haywood County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northwest

Marshall County

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

Tipton County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Polk County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Louisa County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holly Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8387, Longitude: -87.4225     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holly Grove 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 Holly Grove 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 314.071 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.788 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.48 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 Holly Grove.



 
 
 

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