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Dug Hill, Alabama
(Sumter County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Dug Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Dug 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 Dug Hill to:

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Dug Hill to Livingston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 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 6,651 miles [10,703.7 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 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dug Hill ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Dug Hill.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Dug Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States - with 6 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

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Dug Hill, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Dug Hill, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the North Northeast

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Dug Hill, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast

Missouri

Buchanan County

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

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Dug Hill, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Dug Hill ...

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.

Brewersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Dug Hill   [Map]
Deans Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Hall Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Moore Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Moscow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Moscow Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Salt Well   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Zion Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dug Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5049, Longitude: -88.0297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dug 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 Dug 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.344 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.921 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.992 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Dug Hill could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dug Hill.



 
 
 

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