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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Crestview Hills 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,257 miles [11,679 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Crestview Hills ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Crestview Hills.

While the name Crestview Hills is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Kentucky

Kenton County

Our profile page for Crestview Hills, Kenton County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northeast

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Crestview Hills, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crestview Hills ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cherokee Bend   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Crestview Hills   [Map]
English Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Five Points East   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Forest Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Gate City   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Holiday Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hunters Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Irondale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingsway Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Marks Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Mountain Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Trotwood Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Crestview Hills. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Mary Anderson
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<7>
 
Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills
 
Frances Westerman Bergen
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter
 
William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Vestavia Hills [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Crestview Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crestview Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5234, Longitude: -86.7339     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crestview Hills 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 Crestview Hills 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.636 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.241 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.268 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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