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Sherman Heights, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sherman Heights.

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How Far From Sherman Heights 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 Sherman Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sherman Heights to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,499 miles [10,459.1 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 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherman Heights ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Sherman Heights.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Sherman Heights. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 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

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Sherman Heights, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km] to the West

Tennessee

Hamilton County

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

Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Sherman Heights, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sherman Heights. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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 starting from Sherman Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sherman Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherman Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7332, Longitude: -85.7980     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherman Heights 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 Sherman Heights 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 313.087 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.637 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.848 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 Sherman Heights.



 
 
 

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