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Union Hill, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Union Hill 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 Union 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 Union Hill to:

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Union Hill to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 622 miles [1,001 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Union Hill ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Union Hill.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Union Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 43 communities in the United States - with 47 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

Chambers County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Chambers County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the Southeast

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Southeast

Cullman County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 60 miles [96.6 km] to the Southeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the South Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Independence County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the West

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the West

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the West

Scott County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the West

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California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,875 miles [3,017.5 km] to the West Northwest

Sierra County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Sierra County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the East Southeast

Grady County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Southeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East Southeast

Stephens County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East

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Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Kankakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Union Hill, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the Southwest

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Union Hill, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Scott County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the West

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East

Surry County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Carbon County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northeast

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Clay County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the North Northeast

Henderson County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest

Overton County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the Northeast

Sevier County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Northeast

Tipton County

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

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the West Southwest

Bosque County

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

Denton County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West

Fannin County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the West

Henderson County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the West Southwest

Upshur County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the West Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the East Northeast

Buckingham County

Our profile page for Union Hill, Buckingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance from Union Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9773, Longitude: -87.2006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union 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 Union 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 314.001 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.865 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.142 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 Union Hill.



 
 
 

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