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Thornhill, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Thornhill to Eutaw, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 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 7,347 miles [11,823.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thornhill ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Thornhill.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Thornhill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States and Canada - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Thornhill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Thornhill, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the North

Talladega County

Our profile page for Thornhill, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the East Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Thornhill   [Map]
Distance: About 2,474 miles [3,981.5 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Thornhill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the North Northeast

Manitoba

Our profile page for Thornhill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km] to the North Northwest

Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Thornhill, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Thornhill   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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Virginia

Orange County

Our profile page for Thornhill, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Mercer County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornhill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6882, Longitude: -87.9322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornhill 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 Thornhill 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 314.299 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.894 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.918 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 Thornhill.



 
 
 

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