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Mars Hill, Alabama
(Cleburne County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Mars 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 Mars 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 Mars Hill to:

  • Heflin [Map], which is the Seat of Cleburne County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mars Hill to Heflin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 580 miles [933.4 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 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,183 miles [11,559.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mars Hill ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Mars Hill.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Mars Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Chilton County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Chilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the West Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the West Northwest

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Lafayette County

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

Pope County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West Northwest


Cobb County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 42 miles [67.6 km] to the East Northeast


Marion County

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

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Winn Parish

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Southwest

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Aroostook County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,267 miles [2,039 km] to the Northeast

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Amite County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West Southwest

Forrest County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the Southwest

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Madison County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the Northeast

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Northwest

Rhea County

Our profile page for Mars Hill, Rhea County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mars Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8401, Longitude: -85.3969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mars 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 Mars 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 312.854 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.382 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.664 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mars Hill.


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