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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 and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Hurricane once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Hurricane to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Hurricane to Florence, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 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 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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.<8>
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.
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the West

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 352 miles [566.5 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 341 miles [548.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Hurricane, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the West Southwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Southwest

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the West Southwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Bollinger County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Bollinger County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the 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 301 miles [484.4 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 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 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Jackson County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the 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 97 miles [156.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Wise County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Hurricane, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the North Northwest

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Hurricane, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Hurricane. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.8820, Longitude: -87.2709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hurricane 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 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.039 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.895 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.192 degrees.

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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 Hurricane.



 
 
 

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