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Hoover, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hoover to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,485 miles [10,436.6 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 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hoover ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Hoover.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hoover. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States - with 18 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

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Hoover, Benton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Adams County

Our profile page for Hoover, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Cass County

Our profile page for Hoover, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North

Kansas

Hamilton County

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

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Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for Hoover, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northwest

Vernon County

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

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Nebraska

Dundy County

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

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Ohio

Marion County

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

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Oklahoma

Garvin County

Our profile page for Hoover, Garvin County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Blair County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Hoover, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Hoover, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Butte County

Our profile page for Hoover, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

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

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Texas

Gray County

Our profile page for Hoover, Gray County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the West

Lamar County

Our profile page for Hoover, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the West

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Virginia

Rockingham County

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

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8554, Longitude: -86.7356     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hoover 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 Hoover 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 313.71 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.512 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.975 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 Hoover, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hoover.



 
 
 

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