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Hood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Hood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 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 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,215 miles [11,611.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hood ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Hood.

While the name Hood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Washington County

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

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Hood, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,983 miles [3,191.3 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Union County

Our profile page for Hood, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East Northeast

Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

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

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Hood, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Washington County

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

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New Mexico

San Juan County

Our profile page for Hood, San Juan County
This community is historic.
Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Preble County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Hood   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Hood, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Cooke County

Our profile page for Hood, Cooke County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West

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Virginia

Madison County

Our profile page for Hood, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Skamania County

Our profile page for Hood, Skamania County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Hood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8884, Longitude: -86.1550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hood 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 Hood 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 313.309 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.914 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.956 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 Hood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hood.



 
 
 

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