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Springhill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Springhill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 627 miles [1,009.1 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 6,524 miles [10,499.4 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 7,230 miles [11,635.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springhill ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Springhill.

While the name Springhill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Springhill, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the West Northwest

Saline County

Our profile page for Springhill, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Springhill, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East

Worth County

Our profile page for Springhill, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Springhill, Decatur County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Warren County

Our profile page for Springhill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Springhill, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Southwest

Webster Parish

Our profile page for Springhill, Webster Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Springhill, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Springhill, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Springhill, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Livingston County

Our profile page for Springhill, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Springhill, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springhill
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Springhill, Wagoner County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Springhill, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

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Distance: About 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

James City County

Our profile page for Springhill, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that stretches from Springhill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springhill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springhill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3104, Longitude: -85.9219     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springhill 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 Springhill 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 313.138 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.636 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.991 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Springhill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Springhill.



 
 
 

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