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Hurley, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hurley 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 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,466 miles [10,406 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 7,175 miles [11,547 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hurley ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Hurley.

While the name Hurley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Hurley, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

Our profile page for Hurley, Cerro Gordo County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Jackson County

Our profile page for Hurley, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the North Northeast

Mississippi

Jackson County

Our profile page for Hurley, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Stone County

Our profile page for Hurley, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Hurley, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the West

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New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Hurley, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Turner County

Our profile page for Hurley, Turner County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Hurley, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Wood County

Our profile page for Hurley, Wood County
Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Hurley, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Iron County

Our profile page for Hurley, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2751, Longitude: -85.6230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hurley 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 Hurley 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 313.01 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.623 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.653 degrees.

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