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Druid Hills, Alabama
(Tuscaloosa County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Druid 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 Druid 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 Druid Hills to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Druid 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 6 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 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Druid Hills ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Druid Hills.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Druid Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Southeast

Seminole County

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


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the East Northeast


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Luzerne County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the Northeast

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Danville City

Our profile page for Druid Hills, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast

James City County

Our profile page for Druid Hills, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Druid Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2015, Longitude: -87.4906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Druid 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 Druid 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.07 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.699 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.639 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 Druid Hills.