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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Hunters Glen once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Hunters Glen to:

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hunters Glen to Columbiana, with an average speed<3> 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 71 miles [114.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Hunters Glen ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Hunters Glen.

While the name Hunters Glen is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Hunters Glen, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Hunters Glen, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Northeast

Maryland

Baltimore County

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Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Hunters Glen, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Hunters Glen, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hunters Glen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Hunters Glen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hunters Glen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hunters Glen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2940, Longitude: -86.7847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hunters Glen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Hunters Glen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.652 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.228 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.337 degrees.

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