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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Hurricane 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 828 miles [1,332.5 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 6,726 miles [10,824.4 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 7,427 miles [11,952.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,306 miles [8,539.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hurricane ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Hurricane.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hurricane. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 23 communities in the United States - with 24 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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 AlaskaKentuckyNew YorkVirginia
 ArkansasLouisianaNorth CarolinaWest Virginia
 GeorgiaMississippiTennesseeWisconsin
 IllinoisMissouriUtah 

Alaska

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

Arkansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Saline County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Appling County

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

Illinois

Greene County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the North Northwest

Montgomery County

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

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Hurricane, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North Northwest

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the North Northwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Bollinger County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Bollinger County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North Northwest

Lincoln County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Haywood County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Jackson County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North Northeast

Maury County

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

Wilson County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Wise County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

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West Virginia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the North

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The Communities of Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 that begins in Hurricane. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hurricane) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurricane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8410, Longitude: -87.9019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hurricane 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 Hurricane 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 314.124 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.439 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.246 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 Hurricane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hurricane.



 
 
 

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