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Holly Hills, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Holly Hills 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 community such as Holly Hills 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 Hills to:

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Holly Hills 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,723 miles [10,819.6 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 7,424 miles [11,947.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,303 miles [8,534.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Holly Hills ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Holly Hills.

While the name Holly Hills is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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New Castle County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the Northeast


Clarke County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Northeast

Laurens County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East Northeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Northeast

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Vigo County

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

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DeSoto County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, DeSoto County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the North Northwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North

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Craven County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the East Northeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Northeast

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the North Northeast

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Powhatan County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, Powhatan County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Holly Hills, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holly Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7830, Longitude: -87.7797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holly Hills 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 Hills 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 314.046 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.341 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.21 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 Hills.


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This page was last modified: 19 Oct 2016
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