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King Hill, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from King Hill to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,583 miles [10,594.3 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named King Hill ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name King Hill.

While the name King Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Idaho

Elmore County

Our profile page for King Hill, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km] to the Northwest

Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for King Hill, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West

Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for King Hill, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,200 miles [3,540.6 km] to the Northwest

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The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in King Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3904, Longitude: -86.2800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for King Hill 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 King Hill 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 313.292 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.687 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.328 degrees.

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