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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from North Hills to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,111 miles [8,225.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named North Hills ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name North Hills.

While the name North Hills is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 CaliforniaMarylandPennsylvaniaVirginia
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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for North Hills, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,901 miles [3,059.4 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for North Hills, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for North Hills, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the North

Illinois

Lake County

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

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for North Hills, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for North Hills, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for North Hills, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for North Hills, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

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Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the Northeast

Wake County

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Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hocking County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for North Hills, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for North Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

Our profile page for North Hills, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for North Hills, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for North Hills, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the Northeast

Pickens County

Our profile page for North Hills, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for North Hills, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

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Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the North Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for North Hills, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 1,561 miles [2,512.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for North Hills, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for North Hills, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for North Hills, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for North Hills, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6737, Longitude: -85.3861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Hills 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 North Hills 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 312.785 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.14 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.922 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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