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Society Hill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Society Hill 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 Society 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 Society Hill to:

  • Tuskegee [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Society Hill to Tuskegee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 48 miles [77.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,546 miles [10,534.8 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Society Hill ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Society Hill.

While the name Society Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Society Hill, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast

Mississippi

Jefferson Davis County

Our profile page for Society Hill, Jefferson Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West Southwest

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Society Hill, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Society Hill, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Society Hill, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Society Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4265, Longitude: -85.4452     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Society 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 Society 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 312.804 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.128 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.999 degrees.

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