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Scenic Hills, Alabama
(Elmore County)

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How Far From Scenic Hills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Scenic 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 Scenic Hills to:

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Scenic Hills to Wetumpka, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scenic Hills ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Scenic Hills.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Scenic Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 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


Catoosa County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North Northeast


Delaware County

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


Bexar County

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

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Guadalupe County
Although located in Guadalupe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Roanoke County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Northeast

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Wood County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 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 starting from Scenic Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scenic Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scenic Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4285, Longitude: -86.4089     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scenic 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 Scenic 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 313.371 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.784 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.37 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 Scenic Hills.


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